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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to struggle)
a. to contend
El violinista contendió con otros músicos para obtener un lugar en la orquesta.The violinist contended against other musicians to get a place in the orchestra.
b. to fight
Las minorías contendieron por años para lograr la igualdad de derechos y oportunidades.Minorities had to fight for years to get equal rights and opportunities.
c. to compete
El dólar ha estado contendiendo con el euro en los mercados internacionales.The dollar has been competing with the euro in international markets.
2. (to argue)
a. to contend
No me vas hacer cambiar de opinión, así que de nada sirve contender.You're not going to change my mind, so there's no point in contending.
3. (to combat)
a. to fight
El regimiento contendió valientemente hasta que llegaron los refuerzos.The regiment fought bravely until reinforcements arrived.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (competir)
a. to contend
2. (pelear)
a. to fight
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
intransitive verb
1 (lidiar) to contend;con with;sobre over; (competir) to compete
contender en unas oposiciones to take part in a competitive examination
2 (Mil) to fight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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