HyperDic: defend

English > 7 senses of the word defend:
VERBcommunicationdefend, support, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of
competitiondefendbe on the defensive
competitiondefend, guard, holdprotect against a challenge or attack / attack / attack
competitiondefend, fight, oppose, fight back, fight downfight against or resist strongly
competitiondefend, championprotect or fight for as a champion
socialdefend, representbe the defense counsel for someone in a trial
communicationdefend, maintainstate or assert
defend > pronunciation
Soundsdihfeh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > defend: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningargue or speak in defense / defense of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymssupport, fend for
Narrowerapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
stand up, stick updefend against attack or criticism
take sides with, take someone's sideSupport someone (as in an argument)
upholdstand up for
Broaderargue, reasonPresent reasons and arguments
Spanishapoyar, defender, respaldar
Catalandefensar, donar suport
Nounsdefencethe justification for some act or belief
defendera person who cares for persons or property
English > defend: 7 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningBe on the defensive; act against an attack / attack / attack / attack.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Entailscontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Narrowerbulwarkdefend with a bulwark
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold backhold back, as of a danger or an enemy
protectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
ward offavert, turn away, or repel
Broaderprevent, keepStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Oppositeattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Spanishdefender, evitar
Catalandefensar
Adjectivesdefensiblecapable of being defended
defensiveintended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack / attack / attack
Nounsdefence(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
English > defend: 7 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningprotect against a challenge or attack / attack / attack.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsguard, hold
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Similar toholdtake and maintain control over, often by violent means
Spanishcustodiar, defender
Catalancustodiar, defensar
Adjectivesdefensiblecapable of being defended
defensiveintended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack / attack / attack
Nounsdefencean organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
defendera person who cares for persons or property
English > defend: 7 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningfight against or resist strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsfight, oppose, fight back, fight down
Narrowerrecalcitrateshow strong objection or repugnance
repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive backForce or drive back
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firmstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
resist, stand, fendwithstand the force of something
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishdefenderse, defender, derrotar, enfrentarse, luchar, oponerse a, oponerse, oponer, pelear
Catalandefensar-se, lluitar, oposar
Adjectivesdefensiveattempting to justify or defend in speech / speech or writing
English > defend: 7 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaningprotect or fight for as a champion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymchampion
Broaderback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportBe behind
Spanishabogar, acaudillar, defender
Catalanadvocar per, defensar
Adjectivesdefensiblecapable of being defended
Nounsdefendera person who cares for persons or property
English > defend: 7 senses > verb 6, social
MeaningBe the defense counsel for someone in a trial.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to defend the prisoners
Example"Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
Synonymrepresent
OppositeprosecuteBring a criminal action against (in a trial)
Spanishdefender, representar
Catalandefendre, defensar, representar
Nounsdefencethe defendant and his legal advisors collectively
defendanta person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law
English > defend: 7 senses > verb 7, communication
Meaningstate or assert.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymmaintain
NarrowervindicateMaintain, uphold, or defend
Broaderaffirmsay yes to
Spanishconservar, defender, mantener
Catalanconservar
Adjectivesdefensiblecapable of being defended
defensiveattempting to justify or defend in speech / speech or writing

©2001-18 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict