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Synonyms for defy

Synonyms for (verb) defy

Synonyms: defy, dare Definition: challenge Usage: I dare you!

Similar words: challenge Definition: issue a challenge to Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match

Synonyms: withstand, defy, hold, hold up Definition: resist or confront with resistance Usage: The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held

Similar words: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Synonyms: defy, refuse, resist Definition: elude, especially in a baffling way Usage: This behavior defies explanation

Similar words: elude, escape Definition: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by Usage: What you are seeing in him eludes me