Synonyms of 'contend'

affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, argufy, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, brawl, cavil, charge, claim, declare, defend, enunciate, express, face, fight, front, have, hold, insist, lay down, maintain, manifesto, meet, predicate, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, put, report, Say, set down, speak, speak out, stand, stand for, state, struggle, submit, vindicate, war, warrant, withstand, wrestle, wrangle, vie, urge, tussle, tug, tourney, tilt, tell, subtend, strive, spar, skirmish, scuffle, scramble, rival, riot, resist, reluct, quibble, quarrel, press, prescribe, polarize, plead, pettifog, persist, oppugn, oppose, moot, match, justify, joust, jostle, hassle, grapple, feud, fence, enjoin, encounter, duel, dispute, discept, dictate, counteract, contrast, contrapose, confront, combat, collide, close, clash, choplogic, buffet, buck, broil, box, bicker, battle, antagonize, agonize