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Synonyms for defence

Synonyms for (noun) defence

Synonyms: defence, defense Definition: the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury Usage: a good boxer needs a good defense; defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem

Similar words: protection Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something Usage: the witnesses demanded police protection

Synonyms: defence, defense Definition: protection from harm Usage: sanitation is the best defense against disease

Similar words: protection Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something Usage: the witnesses demanded police protection

Synonyms: defence, defense, defensive measure Definition: (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies Usage: they died in the defense of Stalingrad; they were developed for the defense program

Similar words: action, military action Definition: a military engagement Usage: he saw action in Korea

Synonyms: defence, defense, demurrer, denial Definition: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him Usage: he gave evidence for the defense

Similar words: due process, due process of law Definition: (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards

Synonyms: defence, defense, defensive structure Definition: a structure used to defend against attack Usage: the artillery battered down the defenses

Similar words: structure, construction Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons

Synonyms: defence, defense, vindication Definition: the justification for some act or belief Usage: he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

Similar words: justification Definition: a statement in explanation of some action or belief

Synonyms: refutation, defence, defense Definition: the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions Usage: his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive; in defense he said the other man started it

Similar words: answer Definition: the speech act of replying to a question

Synonyms: defence, defence force, defense, defense force Definition: an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack Usage: he joined the defense against invasion

Similar words: organisation, organization Definition: a group of people who work together

Synonyms: defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team Definition: the defendant and his legal advisors collectively Usage: the defense called for a mistrial

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Synonyms: defence, defending team, defense Definition: (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring Usage: his teams are always good on defense

Similar words: team, squad Definition: a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

Synonyms: defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction Definition: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

Similar words: process, unconscious process Definition: a mental process that you are not directly aware of Usage: the process of denial

Similar words: psychoanalytic process Definition: a process that is assumed to occur in psychoanalytic theory