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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

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They contend that more than two dozen youths at the school have those waivers.
The utility industry also contends that the UISP proposal fails to address the threshold question underlying the general plan doctrine: What is rehabilitated, modernized or improved by virtue of the expenditure?
He pays special attention to Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky, whose "Greed is Good" credo serves, the book contends, as the "secret text" of Jewish life.
To contend, as he does, that it is not race that has been the problem in American history, but a "specific kind of racial classification," seems at first a form of sophistry and a matter of semantics.
Now that he has been terminated, Keating contends he has nothing to show for his money and eight years of labor.
The suit contends the denying Nead the promotion violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.
SANTA CLARITA - Water-supply projections are inflated in the 2001 Santa Clarita Valley Water Report, critics contend in a new minority report.
Yet the work of others, Bouchaud contends, deserves economists' full attention.
With these words Neubauer challenges those who would contend that only economic and social changes bring about new social realities.
The lawsuit contends that the Governor's emergency amendment is unenforceable because it violates the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act which makes it unlawful for any public official to discriminate or punish any person who refuses to "participate in any way in any particular form of health care services contrary to his or her conscience.
However, comparable memory wipeouts often occur when people forget emotionally disturbing dreams shortly after awakening, Schooler contends.
He contends that the critical new youth classification adolescence "only became popular among social investigators and youth workers after circa 1904 .
The suit contends that Heenan, who participated in Saturday prayer vigils and sidewalk counseling outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on 16th Street NW in Washington for three years, had his constitutional rights violated by police - including being assaulted by one officer - in May 2004 - just weeks after Heenan contends he was injured and tackled by a Planned Parenthood security guard while police watched.
L'Dera contends he is trying to improve a problem-plagued school that suspends students with little justification and ignores parents' complaints.
Feasts may serve as valuable keys to understanding how ancient rituals and social life produced changes in political structures," contends archaeologist Michael Dietler of the University of Chicago.