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defy

synonym (synonym of defy)

  • (verb.stative)
    resist or confront with resistance (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    elude, especially in a baffling way (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    challenge (verb.communication)
     

antonym (antonym of defy)

  • (verb.stative)
    be applicable to; as to an analysis (verb.stative)
     

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

  • challenge (verb.communication)
    issue a challenge to (verb.communication)
     
  • elude, especially in a baffling way (verb.stative)
    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by (verb.stative)
     
  • resist or confront with resistance (verb.stative)
    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something (verb.competition)
     

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

  • challenge (verb.communication)
    face with defiance or impudence (verb.communication)
     
  • elude, especially in a baffling way (verb.stative)
    be beyond the resources of (verb.stative)
     
  • resist or confront with resistance (verb.stative)
    face and withstand with courage (verb.stative)
     

derivation (.... is derived from defy)

  • challenge (verb.communication)
    a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a hostile challenge (noun.communication)
     
  • resist or confront with resistance (verb.stative)
    an opponent who resists with force or resolution (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force (adj.all)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym derivation hold hold up withstand refuse resist dare apply lend oneself challenge hold out resist elude escape brazen brave brave out beggar dare daring defiance withstander defiant noncompliant

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