1) to enter a contest: contend in the gymnastic games
2) to contend with adversaries, fight
3) metaphorically to contend, struggle, with difficulties and dangers
4) to endeavour with strenuous zeal, strive: to obtain something
Part of Speech: verb
Citing in TDNT: 1:135, 20
From G73; to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend with an adversary), or generally (to endeavor to accomplish something): - fight, labor fervently, strive.
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