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contending

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  • verbcompete, fight
  • verbargue
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Synonyms for contending

verb compete, fight
  • argue
  • confront
  • cope
  • dispute
  • go after
  • grapple
  • meet
  • oppose
  • push for
  • resist
  • vie
  • battle
  • clash
  • contest
  • controvert
  • emulate
  • encounter
  • face
  • jostle
  • litigate
  • oppugn
  • push
  • rival
  • skirmish
  • stand
  • strive
  • struggle
  • tug
  • withstand
  • give all one's got
  • give one's all
  • go for
  • go for broke
  • go for it
  • go for jugular
  • have at
  • jockey for position
  • knock oneself out
  • lock horns
  • make play for
  • mix it up with
  • scramble for
  • shoot at
  • shoot for
  • tangle with

Antonyms for contending

  • agree
  • comply
  • go along
  • hide
  • make peace
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • yield
  • abandon
  • cede
  • desert
  • give in
  • give up
  • leave
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to contending

factious

adjective. conflicting, warring

fighting

adjective. aggressive, warlike

militant

adjective. aggressive, combative

more opposing

adjective. at variance

most opposing

adjective. at variance

opposing

adjective. at variance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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