Definitions for defend

Definitions for (verb) defend

Main entry: fend for, support, defend

Definition: argue or speak in defense of

Usage: She supported the motion to strike

Main entry: maintain, defend

Definition: state or assert

Usage: He maintained his innocence

Main entry: fight, fight back, fight down, oppose, defend

Definition: fight against or resist strongly

Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

Main entry: defend

Definition: be on the defensive; act against an attack

Main entry: guard, hold, defend

Definition: protect against a challenge or attack

Usage: Hold that position behind the trees!; Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks

Main entry: champion, defend

Definition: protect or fight for as a champion

Main entry: represent, defend

Definition: be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

Usage: Ms. Smith will represent the defendant

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