Definition of contendo
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The verb contendō is reported to have 3 error(s). Please be cautious when citing this word.
Orthography ID = 1003510
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LEM
contendō, contendere, contendī, contus
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to stretch, bend, draw tight, strain
  2. to aim, draw, make ready
  3. to aim, shoot, hurl, dart, throw
  4. [figuratively] to strain, stretch, exert
  5. to strive for, press, pursue, prosecute, hasten, exert oneself
  6. to march, press on, seek, journey hastily, hasten
Abbreviations
con-tendō dī, tus, ere, to stretch, bend, draw tight, strain: arcum, V.: tormenta: vincla, V.: ilia risu, O.

—To aim, draw, make ready: nervo equino telum, V.

—To aim, shoot, hurl, dart, throw: Mago hastam (i. e. in Magum), V.: telum in auras, V.

—Fig., to strain, stretch, exert: nervos aetatis meae: animum in curas, O.: ad hunc cursum (i. e. ad huius imperium), follow zealously, V.

—To strive for, press, pursue, prosecute, hasten, exert oneself: id sibi contendendum existimabat, Cs.: hunc (locum) oppugnare contendit, zealously lays siege to, Cs.: summā vi transcendere in hostium navīs, Cs.: in Britanniam proficisci, Cs.: litora cursu petere, V.: voce ut populus hoc exaudiat: remis, ut eam partem insulae caperet, Cs.: ne patiamini imperatorem eripi: quantum maxime possem, contenderem: oculo quantum Lynceus, reach with the sight, H.

—To march, press on, seek, journey hastily, hasten: in Italiam magnis itineribus, Cs.: huc magno cursu, Cs.: ad castra, Cs.: Lacedaemonem, N.: ad summam laudem maximis laboribus: quo contendimus, pervenire: nocte unā tantum itineris.

—To measure together, compare, contrast: causas ipsas: leges: id cum defensione nostrā: ostro vellera, H.

—To measure strength, strive, dispute, fight, contend, vie: proelio, Cs.: magis virtute quam dolo, Cs.: rapido cursu, V.: Moribus, H.: frustra, V.: iactu aleae de libertate, play for, Ta.: is liceri non destitit

— illi contenderunt, kept bidding (at an auction): tecum de honore: cum magnis legionibus parvā manu, S.: cum victore, H.: humilitas cum dignitate: Nec cellis contende Falernis, compete with, V.: contra populum R. armis, Cs.: contra vim morbi: de potentatu inter se, Cs.: non iam de vitā Sullae contenditur, the dispute is: proelio equestri inter duas acies contendebatur, Cs.

—To demand, ask, solicit, entreat, seek: a me (ut dicerem), qui, etc.: a Pythio ut venderet: a militibus ne, etc., Cs.: hic magistratus a populo summā ambitione contenditur: ne quid contra aequitatem.

—To assert, affirm, insist, protest, maintain, contend: hoc contra Hortensium: hoc ex contrario: contendam, eum damnari oportere: audebo hoc contendere, numquam esse, etc.: illud nihil nos ... scientes fuisse, L.: quae contendere possis Facta manu, you might swear, O.
 
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