HyperDic: fend_for

English > 1 sense of the expression fend for:
VERBcommunicationfend for, defend, supportargue or speak in defense / defense of
English > fend for: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningargue or speak in defense / defense of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdefend, support
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

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