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contend

[kən'tend] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. бороться; вступать в единоборство, противостоять; сопротивляться

  2. спорить; полемизировать, дискутировать; отстаивать своё мнение, утверждать

  3. соперничать, соревноваться, состязаться

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contend

[kən'tend]

v

  1. бороться; соперничать

  2. утверждать

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"Yes, but that's what man has a head for, to contend against the elements."
- Да, но ведь человеку дана голова, чтобы бороться со стихиями.
Чехов, А.П. / ЖенаChekhov, A. / The wife
The wife
Chekhov, A.
© 1st World Library - Literary Society, 2004
Жена
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974
This yields F. We contend that F cannot be a trivial endomorphism.
В таком случае F, и мы утверждаем, что f не может быть тривиальным эндоморфизмом.
Lang, Serge / Elliptic FunctionsЛенг, Серж / Эллиптические функции
Эллиптические функции
Ленг, Серж
© 1973 by Addison- Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
© Перевод на русский язык. Издательство «Наука» Главная редакция физико-математической литературы, 1984
Elliptic Functions
Lang, Serge
© 1987 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Inspection of (6.6) reveals that in addition to the expected quartic divergence, we have to contend with quadratic and logarithmic divergent terms also.
Из выражения (6.6) видно, что помимо ожидаемой расходимости четвертого порядка имеются также квадратичная и логарифмическая расходимости.
Birrell, N.D.,Davies, P.C.W. / Quantum fields in curved spaceБиррелл, Н.,Девис, П. / Квантованные поля в искривленном пространстве-времени
Квантованные поля в искривленном пространстве-времени
Биррелл, Н.,Девис, П.
© Cambridge University Press, 1982
© Перевод на русский язык, «Мир», 1984
Quantum fields in curved space
Birrell, N.D.,Davies, P.C.W.
© Cambridge University Press 1982
With an increasingly diverse range of screen sizes to contend with, fixed-width design is starting to feel like a poor compromise.
Типоразмеров экрана становится все больше, поэтому "замороженные" макеты все больше выглядят, как плохой компромисс между простотой кода и качеством страницы.
Budd, Andy,Moll, Cameron,Collison, Simon / CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards SolutionsБадд, Энди,Молл, Камерон,Коллизон, Саймон / Мастерская CSS: профессиональное применение Web-стандартов
Мастерская CSS: профессиональное применение Web-стандартов
Бадд, Энди,Молл, Камерон,Коллизон, Саймон
© Andy Budd, Cameron Moll, and Simon Collison 2006
© Издательский дом "Вильямc", 2007
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions
Budd, Andy,Moll, Cameron,Collison, Simon
© 2006 by Andy Budd, Cameron Moll, and Simon Collison
And I make bold to contend that I am no more insane than Ellen Hughes Hunt, her husband, and the rest of the human herd.
И я беру на себя смелость заявить, что я не больший психопат, чем Эллен Хант, ее муж или все остальное племя людское.
London, Jack / The People of the AbyssЛондон, Джек / Люди бездны
Люди бездны
Лондон, Джек
© Государственное издательство художественной литературы, 1954
The People of the Abyss
London, Jack
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
And, indeed, how was she to contend against the masterful, haughty Glafira, submissive, constantly bewildered, timid, and weak in health as she was?
Да и где ж ей было бороться с самовольной, надменной Глафирой, ей, безответной, постоянно смущенной и запуганной, слабой здоровьем?
Turgenev, I.S. / A House of GentlefolkТургенев, И.С. / Дворянское гнездо
Дворянское гнездо
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1983
A House of Gentlefolk
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
And was it worth while, after all that had happened, to contend with these new trivial difficulties?
Да и стоило ль теперь, после всего, что было, стараться побеждать все эти новые мизерные затруднения?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
'I think not; and if I were, it does not much signify; I shall never be called upon to contend for such another.
- Не думаю; а если бы даже и так, это неважно; да мне больше и не придется вести такого рода борьбу.
Bronte, Charlotte / Jane EyreБронте, Шарлотта / Джен Эйр
Джен Эйр
Бронте, Шарлотта
© Издательство «Правда», 1988 г.
Jane Eyre
Bronte, Charlotte
© 2009 by Wayne Josephson
She must have had much more to contend with, in carrying on the correspondence, than he could.
Ей было, разумеется, куда сложнее, чем ему, поддерживать тайную переписку.
Austen, Jane / EmmaОстин, Джейн / Эмма
Эмма
Остин, Джейн
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
Emma
Austen, Jane
© 2006 by Pearson Education, Inc.
Passive, contention-based bus networks (contention-based because each computer must contend for transmission time) would typically employ the Ethernet network architecture.
В пассивных конкурентных сетях (где узлы соперничают за доступ к среде передачи), как правило, применяется архитектура Ethernet.
Habraken, Joe / Practical Cisco RoutersХабракен, Джо / Как работать с маршрутизаторами Cisco
Как работать с маршрутизаторами Cisco
Хабракен, Джо
© Перевод на русский язык ДМК Пресс, 2005
© 1999 by Que Corporation
Practical Cisco Routers
Habraken, Joe
© 1999 by Que Corporation
But what is most important is that the majority of our national crimes of violence bear witness to a widespread evil, now so general among us that it is difficult to contend against it.
Но важнее всего то, что множество наших русских, национальных наших уголовных дел, свидетельствуют именно о чем-то всеобщем, о какой-то общей беде, прижившейся с нами, и с которой, как со всеобщим злом, уже трудно бороться.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"The only difference is that I don't contend that extraordinary people are always bound to commit breaches of morals, as you call it.
Разница единственно в том, что я вовсе не настаиваю, чтобы необыкновенные люди непременно должны и обязаны были творить всегда всякие бесчинства, как вы говорите.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
His face, though partly hidden by a long plume which floated down from his barrel-cap, bore a strong and mingled expression of passion, in which pride seemed to contend with irresolution.
Лицо его, отчасти скрытое длинным пером, спускавшимся с его шапочки, отражало жестокую внутреннюю борьбу гордости с нерешительностью.
Scott, Walter / YvanhoeСкотт, Вальтер / Айвенго
Айвенго
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература ", 1962
Yvanhoe
Scott, Walter
For the nonce, however, she had her most distressing encounter to contend with, and no amount of coffee or wine or any other tea she could think of would make the true terror she had felt any less real.
Однако сегодня же ей пришлось пережить самую ужасную встречу в своей жизни, и никакое на свете количество ни кофе, ни вина не сможет смягчить тот ужас, который она испытала.
Liss, David / The Coffee TraderЛисс, Дэвид / Торговец кофе
Торговец кофе
Лисс, Дэвид
© И. Нелюбова, перевод, 2008
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2008
© 2003 by David Liss
The Coffee Trader
Liss, David
© 2003 by David Liss
We contend that e is the reduction of some element in F.
Мы утверждаем, что e является редукцией некоторого элемента из F.
Lang, Serge / Elliptic FunctionsЛенг, Серж / Эллиптические функции
Эллиптические функции
Ленг, Серж
© 1973 by Addison- Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
© Перевод на русский язык. Издательство «Наука» Главная редакция физико-математической литературы, 1984
Elliptic Functions
Lang, Serge
© 1987 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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kən'tendVerbбороться; вступать в единоборство; противостоять; сопротивлятьсяExamples

to contend with / against smb. / smth. — бороться с кем-л. / чем-л., против кого-л. / чего-л.
to contend for the faith — сражаться за веру
We try to make the trains run on time, but we can't contend against the weather. — Мы пытаемся наладить расписание поездов, но мы не можем воевать с погодой.

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to contend
утверждать
contend for the championship
бороться за первенство
contend for the championship
оспаривать звание чемпиона
contending faction
соперничающая группировка
contending parties
спорящие стороны
contending nation
воюющее государство
contended team
команда - претендент
contended team
команда-претендент
contending interests
противоположные интересы

Word forms

contend

verb
Basic forms
Pastcontended
Imperativecontend
Present Participle (Participle I)contending
Past Participle (Participle II)contended
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I contendwe contend
you contendyou contend
he/she/it contendsthey contend
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am contendingwe are contending
you are contendingyou are contending
he/she/it is contendingthey are contending
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have contendedwe have contended
you have contendedyou have contended
he/she/it has contendedthey have contended
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been contendingwe have been contending
you have been contendingyou have been contending
he/she/it has been contendingthey have been contending
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I contendedwe contended
you contendedyou contended
he/she/it contendedthey contended
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was contendingwe were contending
you were contendingyou were contending
he/she/it was contendingthey were contending
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had contendedwe had contended
you had contendedyou had contended
he/she/it had contendedthey had contended
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been contendingwe had been contending
you had been contendingyou had been contending
he/she/it had been contendingthey had been contending
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will contendwe shall/will contend
you will contendyou will contend
he/she/it will contendthey will contend
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be contendingwe shall/will be contending
you will be contendingyou will be contending
he/she/it will be contendingthey will be contending
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have contendedwe shall/will have contended
you will have contendedyou will have contended
he/she/it will have contendedthey will have contended
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been contendingwe shall/will have been contending
you will have been contendingyou will have been contending
he/she/it will have been contendingthey will have been contending
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would contendwe should/would contend
you would contendyou would contend
he/she/it would contendthey would contend
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be contendingwe should/would be contending
you would be contendingyou would be contending
he/she/it would be contendingthey would be contending
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have contendedwe should/would have contended
you would have contendedyou would have contended
he/she/it would have contendedthey would have contended
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been contendingwe should/would have been contending
you would have been contendingyou would have been contending
he/she/it would have been contendingthey would have been contending
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am contendedwe are contended
you are contendedyou are contended
he/she/it is contendedthey are contended
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being contendedwe are being contended
you are being contendedyou are being contended
he/she/it is being contendedthey are being contended
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been contendedwe have been contended
you have been contendedyou have been contended
he/she/it has been contendedthey have been contended
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was contendedwe were contended
you were contendedyou were contended
he/she/it was contendedthey were contended
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being contendedwe were being contended
you were being contendedyou were being contended
he/she/it was being contendedthey were being contended
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been contendedwe had been contended
you had been contendedyou had been contended
he/she/it had been contendedthey had been contended
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be contendedwe shall/will be contended
you will be contendedyou will be contended
he/she/it will be contendedthey will be contended
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been contendedwe shall/will have been contended
you will have been contendedyou will have been contended
he/she/it will have been contendedthey will have been contended