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Verb
Past tense for to engage in a contest
“I guess this all goes back to the idea of the artists' dole helping up-and-comers build a base to contend for more serious arts funding.”
Verb
Past tense for assert something as a position in an argument
“He wants to contend that because that was again an argument not put to the Court of Appeal or to the judge.”
Adjective
Giving rise or likely to give rise to controversy or public disagreement
Adjective
Not established as a fact, and so open to question or debate
Adjective
Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial
Verb
(general disposition) Variations of "said" in literature dependent on context
Verb
To have made a claim
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