Third-person singular simple present indicative form of contend.(verb)
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Use "contends" in a sentence
"The label contends some of the songs were recorded so long ago they violate terms of the deal."
""Nature," Darwin contends, is nothing but the "aggregate action and product of many natural laws," and these laws, in turn, are ultimately but a "sequence of events as ascertained by us" (Darwin, 55)."
"With regard to the merits of managing predators such as wolves, which the article contends is a horribly misguided project, any responsible person who advocates simply letting nature take its course must address the consequences of allowing the wolf population to fluctuate - which the article does not do."