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Synonyms and Antonyms of defend

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defend

synonym (synonym of defend)

  • (verb.communication)
    argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    protect against a challenge or attack (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    fight against or resist strongly (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    protect or fight for as a champion (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.social)
    be the defense counsel for someone in a trial (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    state or assert (verb.communication)
     

antonym (antonym of defend)

  • (verb.competition)
    launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.social)
    bring a criminal action against (in a trial) (verb.social)
     

hypernym (defend IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
    present reasons and arguments (verb.communication)
     
  • be on the defensive; act against an attack (verb.competition)
    stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state (verb.social)
     
  • fight against or resist strongly (verb.competition)
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight (verb.competition)
     
  • protect against a challenge or attack (verb.competition)
    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage (verb.competition)
     
  • protect or fight for as a champion (verb.competition)
    be behind; approve of (verb.social)
     
  • state or assert (verb.communication)
    say yes to (verb.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF defend relation)

  • argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    defend against attack or criticism (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals (verb.communication)
     
  • be on the defensive; act against an attack (verb.competition)
    defend with a bulwark (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    avert, turn away, or repel (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (verb.competition)
     
  • fight against or resist strongly (verb.competition)
    show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    withstand the force of something (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    force or drive back (verb.competition)
     
  • state or assert (verb.communication)
    maintain, uphold, or defend (verb.communication)
     

entail (entailment relations of defend)

  • be on the defensive; act against an attack (verb.competition)
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight (verb.competition)
     

verb group (defend is verb group of ....)

  • protect against a challenge or attack (verb.competition)
    take and maintain control over, often by violent means (verb.social)
     

derivation (.... is derived from defend)

synonym antonym hypernym hyponym entail verb group derivation fend for support guard hold fight fight back assail attack prosecute argue reason affirm contend keep prevent apologise apologize stand up stick up uphold vindicate contend fight struggle hold support defence defender guardian patron sponsor

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