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defies

verb , present tense third-person singular of defy

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2 to invite (someone) to take part in a contest or to perform a feat
  • after missing the target, she defied her boyfriend to do better
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3 to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage
  • a rescue team willing to defy the raging storm
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4 to refuse to give in to
  • a bicyclist who regularly defies illness and infirmity in order to compete in races
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