Another word for defy
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These verbs mean to confront boldly and courageously: an innovator defying tradition; braving all criticism; challenged the opposition to produce proof; daring him to deny the statement; faced her accusers.
Another word for defyverb
To confront boldly and courageously:beard, brave, challenge, dare, face, front. Idioms: fly in the face of, snap one's fingers at, stand up to, thumb one's nose at. See resist
To refuse or fail to obey:break, disobey, flout, transgress, violate. Idiom: pay no attention to. See resist
To call on another to do something requiring boldness:challenge, dare. Idiom: throw down the gauntlet. See request