contend

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contend(
kuhn
-
tehnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to state)
a. afirmar
The tenant contends that the landlord promised her the use of a parking space.La inquilina afirma que el casero le prometió el uso de un sitio para estacionar.
b. sostener
The CEO contended that he had no knowledge of the impropriety that had taken place.El jefe de la empresa sostuvo que no tenía ningún conocimiento de la impropiedad que había ocurrido.
c. argüir
I will continue to contend that I am not responsible for the damage.Seguiré arguyendo que no soy responsable por el daño hecho.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to compete for; used with "for")
a. competir
The boxers are contending for the heavyweight championship.Los boxeadores están compitiendo por el título de campeón mundial de peso pesado.
b. disputarse
Dennis and Wendy are contending for the condo that will be available soon.Dennis y Wendy se están disputando el apartamento que se hará disponible pronto.
3. (to handle; used with "with")
a. enfrentarse
We'll have to contend with all of the city regulations in order to carry out this project.Tendremos que enfrentarnos a todas las normas municipales para realizar este proyecto.
b. lidiar con
I'm not sure how much longer I can contend with all this chaos in my life.No sé cuánto más podré seguir lidiando con todo este caos en mi vida.
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contend
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to contend that…afirmar que…, alegar que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (struggle)
a. enfrentarse
the difficulties I have to contend withlas dificultades a las que me tengo que enfrentar
3. (compete)
a.
to contend for somethingdisputarse algo, competir por algo
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contend [kənˈtend]
transitive verb
to contend that afirmar que; sostener que
intransitive verb
to contend (with sb) for sth competir (con algn) por algo; we have many problems to contend with se nos plantean muchos problemas; you'll have me to contend with tendrás que vértelas conmigo; he has a lot to contend with tiene que enfrentarse a muchos problemas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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