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defend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of defend

  1. 1 to drive danger or attack away from a solemn oath to defend the mother country at any cost Synonyms of defend bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, ward Words Related to defend avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wall Phrases stand up for Near Antonyms of defend bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yield Antonyms of defend assail, assault, attack

  2. 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 Synonyms of defend maintain, justify, support, upholdWords Related to defend advocate, champion, espouse; confirm, vindicate, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, insist, plead, proclaim, profess, protest, state; argue, debate, discuss; emphasize, stress, underline, underscoreNear Antonyms of defend abandon, abjure, forsake, recant, retract, take back, withdraw; reverse, switch; controvert, disprove, rebut, refute



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