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    defend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word defend

    Definition
    (verb) argue or speak in defense of
    Synonyms : fend for , support
    Example Sentence
    • She supported the motion to strike
    Definition
    (verb) be on the defensive; act against an attack Definition
    (verb) protect against a challenge or attack
    Synonyms : guard , hold
    Example Sentence
    • Hold that position behind the trees!
    • Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks
    Definition
    (verb) fight against or resist strongly
    Synonyms : fight , fight back , fight down , oppose
    Example Sentence
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!
    Definition
    (verb) protect or fight for as a champion
    Synonyms : champion
    Definition
    (verb) be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
    Synonyms : represent
    Example Sentence
    • Ms. Smith will represent the defendant
    Definition
    (verb) state or assert
    Synonyms : maintain
    Example Sentence
    • He maintained his innocence
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