Synonyms of 'contend'

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