What is another word for defending?

Pronunciation: [dɪfˈɛndɪŋ] (IPA)

Defending refers to protecting something or someone from harm or attack. There are various synonyms for the word defending, including safeguarding, securing, preserving, shielding, and sheltering. Safeguarding means to keep something safe and secure. Securing means to make something safe and protected. Preserving means to maintain something in its existing state, keeping it safe from any harm. Shielding means to protect something or someone from potential danger. Sheltering means to provide protection from harsh conditions or dangerous situations. These synonyms can be used interchangeably in different contexts to convey the act of defending or protecting something or someone.

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What are the opposite words for defending?

Defending is the act of protecting oneself or others from harm or danger. The antonyms for defending are attacking, offending, assaulting, and undermining. Attacking involves using force or aggression to harm someone or something. Offending refers to insulting or hurting someone's feelings. Assaulting is physically attacking someone with the intent of causing harm. Undermining involves weakening or subverting something, often covertly. These antonyms describe actions that are opposite to defending and are aimed at causing harm. While defending protects and preserves, these actions threaten and destroy. It is important to choose our actions carefully and aim to defend rather than attack.

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Usage examples for Defending

The march from Luela to Mount Boko, on which Fumba was defending himself, counting the rests, required nine hours, so that they appeared before the fortress at about three o'clock in the morning.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
I say it did right in defending itself with a resistance corresponding to the attack.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
Other translators, though not defending the literal method, do not advocate imitation.
"Early Theories of Translation"
Flora Ross Amos

Famous quotes with Defending

  • The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
    Samuel Adams
  • I didn't want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I'd switch and run as a Republican.
    Rodney Alexander
  • I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways.
    Steve Almond
  • Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.
    Bashar al-Assad
  • I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
    Alan Autry

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