defend  

  • Pronunciation of defend: D IH0 F EH1 N D (dɪ'fɛnd)

  • Number of syllables of defend: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of defend

  • Definition of defend

    • (v): argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"  
    • (v): state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"  
    • (v): fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don''t fight it!"  
    • (v): be on the defensive; act against an attack  
    • (v): protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy''s attacks"  
    • (v): protect or fight for as a champion  
    • (v): be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"  
  • Examples of defend

    • He is trying to use rationalization to defend himself.  
    • He is apparrently trying to defend the other miscreant.  
    • Defend the use of the image without disrupting the page.  
    • They solve crimes, and defend the indigent.  
    • You were trying to defend the indefensible.  
    • Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself.  
    • I don't defend the appropriateness of the article.  
    • You have the entire rest of the aritcle to defend recycling.  
    • You childishly defend the indefensible.  
    • Drori ordered them to defend the Masada crossroad.  

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