What is Contend?

Contend definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used without object)
to struggle in opposition: to contend with the enemy for control of the port.
to strive in rivalry; compete; vie: to contend for first prize.
to strive in debate; dispute earnestly: to contend against falsehood.

verb (used with object)
to assert or maintain earnestly: He contended that taxes were too high.