What are the opposite words for defend?

Antonyms, or opposite words, for the verb "defend" include attack, assail, assault, harm, hurt, injure, offend, oppress, and violate. While "defend" typically refers to protecting oneself or others, the opposite words imply aggression, violence, or harm towards one's enemies or victims. An attacker may go on the offensive, assault someone physically or verbally, or violate their personal rights. Oppressed individuals may also suffer harm or injury at the hands of those who refuse to defend them. These antonyms serve as a reminder that defending oneself or others is a critical component of promoting safety and security, and that attacking or hurting others should be discouraged.

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split down the middle
combine, join.