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contend
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: She contended for the gold medal Define
to compete
  • Harry had never before considered the possibility that there might be another teacher in the world he hated more than Snape, but as he walked back towards Gryffindor Tower he had to admit he had found a strong contender.

  • There are no more uses of "contend" identified with this meaning in the book.

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  • Militant groups are contending for control of the country
  • The teams are in fierce contention for first place.

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as in: She contended that... Define
to claim that something is true
as in: She contended with it Define
to struggle
as in: She contended for the gold medal Define
to compete
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