Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary




Synonyms and Antonyms of fend

  1. to drive danger or attack away from <uses self-deprecating humor to fend herself from serious criticism> Synonyms bulwark, cover, fence, defend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, wardRelated Words avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms assail, assault, attack

Learn More about fend

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fend? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).