defend

472 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[dɪfˈɛnd], [dɪfˈɛnd], [d_ɪ_f_ˈɛ_n_d]
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Synonyms for Defend:

apologize (verb)

answer, apologize, atone, confess, plead, regret, repent.

contend (verb)

antagonize, argue, bicker, brawl, clash, conflict, confront, contend, contrast, dispute, dissent, encounter, face, hassle, oppose, protest, quarrel, resist, stand, struggle, vie, withstand, wrangle, wrestle.

defend (verb)

avert, backfire, bar, barricade, buffer, counter, counterattack, cover, fend, guard, police, protect, rebut, reply, respond, retort, return, safeguard, save, screen, secure, shelter, shield, support, sustain, uphold, ward.

disprove (verb)

belie, confute, contradict, contravene, deny, disprove, negate, overturn, parry, refute, subvert.

protect (verb)

conserve, maintain, preserve.

respond (verb)

acknowledge, echo, explain, expound, justify, object, react.

Other synonyms and related words:

Be, Forfend, abandon, abide, absolve, accommodate, account, accuse, accustomed to, acquit, act, act as patron, adjudge, admit, advocacy, advocate, affirm, agitate, agree, aid, air, allege in support, allow, apologise, apologize for, apology, appeal, appear, apply, approve of, argue for, arm, armor, arraign, arrest, ass food, assert, asseverate, assist, attack, aver, avow, back, back up, barrier, battle, be against, be behind, bear, bear arms, bear harmless, bear one out, bear out, beat back, beat off, befriend, beseechingly, bind, bless, bolster, bolster up, book, bring, brook, bulwark, call, campaign, care, care for, carefully, carry, cautiously, celebrate, champion, charge, charily, check, cherish, circumscribe, circumspectly, cite, claim, cloak, cloistered, cocoon, come to defense of, comfortable, comfy, command, compass about, comprise, concord, concur, condone, conduct, confess and avoid, confine, confirm, conservatively, constitute, contain, contend for, contest, control, controvert, convict, convoy, copyright, correct, correspond, corroborate, counterbalance, cover for, cozy, crusade, curb, cushion, custody, declare, deem, defence, defender, defending, defense, defense not defiance, defensive, defy, detain, digest, driver, due, duel, embankment, embrace, encourage, endorse, endure, engarrison, ensure, enter, entertain, entrench, escort, espouse, establish, exculpate, excuse, exemplify, exert, exonerate, express, extenuate, extricate, fair, familiar with, fence, fend for, fend off, fend round, fidei defensor, fight, fight back, fight down, fight for, flank, forgive, fortification, fortify, forward, foster, fulfil, garrison, give, give excuses, give explanation, go for, go to bat for, guarantee, guard against, guardedly, halt, harbor, harbour, have, have got, have rightfully, have within, haven, hedge, help, hinder, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold in, hold up, house, imploringly, indicate, indorse, insulate, insure, interpret, intrench, justifiable, justification, justified, keep, keep back, keep from harm, keep going, keep guard, keep in countenance, keep off, keep safe, keep up, keep vigil, keep watch, laws, leave, legal, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, license, look after, make, make a plea, make excuses, make explanation, make rounds, make safe, make up, map, mask, match, meet, mind, mine, mitigate, moderate, mollycoddle, nestle, nourish, nurse, obey, obligate, oblige, observe, obtain, offer protection, offer to, okay, palliate, panoply, patent, patrol, patronage, patronise, patronize, permit, pit, play, play off, plead for, plead ignorance, plead one's cause, pleadingly, plump for, plunk for, present, present to, press, prevail, prevent, promote, proof, proper, propugn, proselytize, protect from harm, protection, protector, prove a case, provide an explanation, provide sanctuary, pursue, push, push aside, put in a good word, race, raise, rampart, rationalize, reason, reasonable, recommend, refrain, register, repel, repel danger, represent, rescue, reserve, restrain, retain, revenge, ride, ride shotgun for, right, righteous, riposte, sacre, safe, salvage, sanction, sandbag, say in defense, secluded, second, security, shaded, sheathe, sheltered, shroud, side with, skimp, snug, spare, speak, speak for, speak out for, speak up for, stage, stand behind, stand by for, stand for, stand guard, stand guard over, stand up for, stand watch, state categorically, stave off, stick, stick up for, stomach, stonewall, subscribe, substantiate, succor, suffer, surrender, symbolise, symbolize, sympathize with, take, take care of, take for, take hold, tend, throw, throw back, throw out, thump for, tolerate, turn away, typify, underpin, underwrite, unearthly, urge reasons for, utter, valid, validate, vent, view as, vigilance, vigilantly, vindicate, vindication, voice, waiter, walk a beat, war, ward off, warily, warrant, watch, watch over, wield, withhold, yield.

Rhymes for Defend:

  1. descend, tend, depend, intend, fend, end, friend, extend, impend, distend, send, lend, mend, spend, trend, offend, blend, pretend, penned, contend, wend, unbend, rend, expend, misspend, portend, bend, suspend, transcend;
  2. ascend, commend, append, amend, befriend, attend;
  3. comprehend, recommend, condescend, apprehend;
  4. overextend;

Quotes for Defend:

  1. Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries. Kjell Magne Bondevik.
  2. I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect. Emma Bonino.
  3. If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter. Joseph Goebbels.

Idioms of Defend:

  1. defend against;
  2. defend sm or sth against sm or sth;
  3. defend sm with sth;