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Synonyms for contend

Synonyms for contend

to strive in opposition

to strive against (others) for victory

to put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly

to put into words positively and with conviction

Synonyms for contend

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Thus, like the campus design of the University of Chicago, park space in Chicago physically embodied contending ideals concerning civic identity and public culture.
Contending values concerning public culture and public space are equally evident than in Bachin's examination of spaces for commercial leisure, Comiskey Park and the rise of Chicago's Black Belt as a site of both commercialized vice and racial uplift.
In all of these arenas, the design and construction of the new University of Chicago campus, the development of neighborhood parks and playgrounds, and the creation of new sites of commercial leisure, contending views of the proper use and design of space to foster appropriate civic values can clearly be identified both in the physical construction of the space and in the public aspect of political debate.
As the narrator notes in the beginning section of Contending Forces, "Some [slaves], in their simple ignorance, may not have known why th ey were sad, but, like the captive bird, their hearts longed for that which was ever the birthright of man-property in himself" (60).
In Contending Forces, Hopkins represents these discussions through the rhetoric of Will Smith and Sappho Clark (who voice a Du Boisian position) and Dr.
Freeman and her family now are suing the Los-Angeles based Angelus Funeral Home, contending that the manager had assured her an extra-long casket was used to accommodate her extra-tall husband.
Analysts had expected little change, contending recent sharp increases in nonresidential and public outlays could not be sustained.
Tuffree's attorneys have urged the jury to return a verdict of voluntary manslaughter, contending Tuffree shot Clark in self-defense on the afternoon of Aug.
Contending that Daniel Tuffree fired in self-defense when he shot and killed a Simi Valley police officer last summer, attorneys for the former teacher assailed prosecution theories Tuesday during closing arguments in his murder trial.
Asher urged the jury to consider a verdict of voluntary manslaughter, contending that Tuffree felt ``reasonably threatened'' during the confrontation.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California is seeking a court order for James Walker's immediate release, contending he hasn't received enough credit for jail time served prior to his conviction.
Defense attorneys have argued that prosecutors are going too far in attempting to prove the victims were stabbed during an attempt to steal marijuana, contending the stabbings occurred during a fight.
Growers have battled the proposal for the past two years, contending that crop-destroying fruit flies and weevils would cross the border and threaten the domestic crop.