1. contend, postulate, claim

usage: maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"

2. argue, contend, debate, fence, converse, discourse

usage: have an argument about something

3. contest, contend, repugn, oppose

usage: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"

4. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage, act, move

usage: come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

5. compete, vie, contend

usage: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

6. contend, fight, struggle

usage: 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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