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Defend — synonyms, defend antonyms, definition

1. defend (Verb)

76 synonyms
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2 antonyms
attack prosecute
7 definitions

defend (Verb) — Argue or speak in defence of. ex. "She defended the motion to strike"

defend (Verb) — Be on the defensive; act against an attack.

defend (Verb) — Protect against a challenge or attack. ex. "defend that position behind the trees!"

defend (Verb) — Fight against or resist strongly. ex. "Don't defend it!"

defend (Verb) — Protect or fight for as a champion.

defend (Verb) — Be the defence counsel for someone in a trial. ex. "Ms. Smith will defend the defendant"

defend (Verb) — State or assert. ex. "He defended his innocence"

15 types of
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32 types
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