defy  

  • Pronunciation of defy: D IH0 F AY1 (dɪ'faɪ)

  • Number of syllables of defy: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of defy

  • Definition of defy

    • (v): challenge; "I dare you!"  
    • (v): resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"  
    • (v): elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"  
  • Examples of defy

    • As usual your lugubrious posts defy rational thought and logic.  
    • After the first invasion, the Joseon Dynasty continued to defy the Manchurians.  
    • The phrase gave the South an excuse to defy the law of the land.  
    • The narrators defy the prison authorities.  
    • Some of those moves also defy the logic of the pages.  
    • In 1821, the Greeks were the first to defy the Sultan's authority.  
    • The robbers defy the armies of the Nephites and the Lamanites.  
    • The Futureman encourage the Hippie to defy this ghost from the past.  
    • The Teleri refused to help them defy the Valar.  
    • The dark stars that will defy the Heavens.  

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