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Contending for a title or championship
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“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.”
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Present participle 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.”
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Present participle for give assurance
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Present participle for to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
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Present participle for to make a concerted effort towards achieving a result
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Present participle for to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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Present participle for to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
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Present participle for to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
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Present participle for to offer for discussion or debate
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Present participle for hold and state as one's opinion
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(with object) Present participle for to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
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Present participle for maintain, sustain
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Present participle for to analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
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Present participle for to protect or shield from harm or danger
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Present participle for copy the actions of
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Engaged in war
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Adjective
Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions
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The conduct of a lawsuit
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