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Verbs (15)
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postulate, contend
v. maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
repugn, contend, contest
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
struggle, fight, contend
v. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
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Fuzzynyms (133)
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buy
v. accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
postulate, contend
v. maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
take, claim
v. lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
profess
v. receive into a religious order or congregation
reason, argue
v. present reasons and arguments
reason, argue
v. present reasons and arguments
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
quibble
v. evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
wrangle
v. herd and care for; "wrangle horses"
altercate, argufy, scrap, dispute, quarrel
v. have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
oppose
v. be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
take issue, dissent, differ, disagree
v. be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
clash
v. disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
clash
v. disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
object
v. be averse to or express disapproval of; "My wife objects to modern furniture"
talk over, hash out, discuss
v. speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
talk over, hash out, discuss
v. speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
take exception, challenge
v. raise a formal objection in a court of law
repugn, contend, contest
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
repugn, contend, contest
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
warrant, justify
v. show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
warrant, justify
v. show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
sort out, straighten out, crystalise, shed light on, clear up, elucidate, illuminate, enlighten, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, clear
v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
relate
v. give an account of; "The witness related the events"
recount
v. count again; "We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"
narrate
v. provide commentary for a film, for example
flesh out, exposit, lucubrate, dilate, expound, expand, enlarge, expatiate, elaborate
v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
report
v. make known to the authorities; "One student reported the other to the principal"
inform on, turn in, report
v. make known to the authorities; "One student reported the other to the principal"
judge, label, pronounce
v. pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
draw, depict, describe
v. give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
say
v. utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
swear, swan, aver, avow, assert, verify, affirm
v. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
treat
v. engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King"
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
face up, face, confront
v. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
take on, play, encounter, meet
v. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
fight down, fight back, defend, oppose, fight
v. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
combat, battle
v. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
combat, battle
v. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
wrestle
v. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
wrestle
v. combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force; "He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority"
war
v. make or wage war
take the field, campaign
v. go on a campaign; go off to war
tilt
v. charge with a tilt
tussle, scuffle
v. fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters; "the drunken men started to scuffle"
wrestle
v. engage in a wrestling match; "The children wrestled in the garden"
go against, buck
v. resist; "buck the trend"
struggle
v. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
relate
v. have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
brave out, brave, endure, weather
v. face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements"
Synonyms (8)
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uphold
v. stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
jockey for, compete for
v. an advantage or a position
Antonyms (5)
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disclaim
v. make a disclaimer about; "He disclaimed any responsibility"
agree
v. consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
deny
v. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
deny
v. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
collaborate
v. cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"
contend
Parts Of Speech
  • Nouns
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  • Verbs
    15
  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
  • Fuzzynyms
    133
  • Synonyms
    8
  • Antonyms
    5

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