contended (part of speech: verb)
contrasted, quarreled, hassled, disputed, antagonized, opposed, encountered, defended, conflicted, clashed, vied, stood, protested, wrestled, bickered, confronted, dissented, contended, resisted, wrangled, struggled, brawled, argued, faced
resisted (part of speech: verb)
- Will's frank, handsome face, and simple, kindly manners, won him speedily enough the confidence of all, and Mr Snow's kindly advances were seldom long withstood. - "Janet's Love and Service", Margaret M Robertson.
- Upon his broad and comely face was the same stern look he had worn that day he withstood my father in the matter of the churls at De Lancey Manor. - "Cedric, the Forester", Bernard Gay Marshall.
- These influences Solomon withstood for a long time. - "Heart Talks", Charles Wesley Naylor.