To contend is to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To move or place (something) with an effort:
To be in conflict; struggle; contend; fight
The definition of spar is to become involved in an argument, or to go through the motions of fighting or boxing for practice and training without actually engaging in a match.
To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
Race is defined as to compete in a contest of speed.
Question is defined as to ask something or to doubt something.
To protest is to make clear you object to something, especially if you do so publicly through demonstrations.
To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
(--- Now Rare) To meet as an antagonist
To play computer or video games
To wear away (the edges of fabric, for example) by rubbing.
(--- Sports) To engage in a boxing match.
To meet in conflict or battle
To dispute is defined as to question the truth of something or to fight for the lead.
(Law) To oppose (an action)
To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally.
(Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
The definition of compete means to be in a contest or rivalry.
To meet in violent conflict:
To question the qualifications of (a voter) or the validity of (a vote).
Battle is defined as to fight someone or something with or without weapons.
Argue is defined as to verbally disagree with someone.
To fight with lances; joust.
To begin a military attack:
To struggle or fight in rough confusion
To quarrel or fight noisily.
To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
To wrangle is to get something using persuasion, to manage animals on a ranch, or to loudly argue about something.
(Archaic) To be a rival; compete (with)
The definition of a rivalry is a competition or contest.
An activity or event regarded as having an outcome depending on fate:
A struggle or contest in which the participants attempt to wrestle with each other by clutching or gripping.
A quarrel or dispute
Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
Alternative spelling of tug of war.
The definition of a competition is a contest, sports match or rivalry.
A series of games; either the same game played many times, or a succession of games related by a single theme; played competitively to determine a single winning team or individual.
A conflict; battle
An instance of such a proceeding:
To share an opinion or feeling; be in accord:
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
A quiet state or condition; calmness, stillness, inactivity, freedom from noise, etc.
Tranquility or serenity:
An agreement or a treaty to end hostilities:
To be courageous or bold enough to do or try something:
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
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