defend


defend

verb

Definition of DEFEND

1
to drive danger or attack away from <a solemn oath to defend the mother country at any cost>
Phrases stand up for
Antonyms assail, assault, attack
2
to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections <she will pigheadedly defend any claim regardless of all evidence to the contrary>

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