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To make a claim
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“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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To dispute the validity of
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To engage in a competition or contest
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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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Give assurance
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To engage in competition to attain a position or prize
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To have a long, complicated dispute or argument
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To make a concerted effort towards achieving a result
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To succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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To apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
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To enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
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To offer for discussion or debate
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To be able to match or compete with (a competitor, opponent or peer)
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Hold and state as one's opinion
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To deal with (something), usually effectively
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