Defend synonyms

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To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To maintain throughout; to keep intact.
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To carry on, engage in, or practice (an occupation or business).
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To support or promote:
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Guard is defined as to keep safe, protect or cover.
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To invest (income) to protect it from taxation.
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To provide resistance to (an electrical current).
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(Intransitive, idiomatic, vulgar, colloquial, chiefly US, Canada) To masturbate, usually a man of himself.
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The definition of avert is to turn away or to keep something from happening.
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To resist or endure (something) successfully.
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To record or perform a cover of
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To hold or keep in possession
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To cause to wait or delay.
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To stay or cause to stay at a distance (from).
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(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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(Nautical) To prevent (a vessel) from running against anything with too much violence.
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To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
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To encroach, infringe, or trespass.
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To delve into and make use of; exploit:
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To station troops in (a fortified place) for its defense
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To go along with as an escort, esp. in order to protect; escort
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To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To protect or guard
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To make secure (in all the above senses).
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To support by providing means of existence; bear the expenses of
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Uphold is defined as to support or defend, or to keep from sinking.
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To espouse means to get married.
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(Usually of a cause) to promote, advocate, or act as a champion for
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To make safe; protect; ensure
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Patronize means to be a regular customer of a business.
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To stay alert as a devotional or religious exercise; keep vigil.
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To support from below; keep from falling or sinking; prop:
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To provide general protection
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To provide general protection
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To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
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To cover, harbor, or shelter by or as if by putting into a house
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To supply with necessities and financially support a person.
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To provide general protection
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To bolster is to uplift.
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To foster the development of; promote:
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Foster is defined as to promote or encourage or to raise a child who is not one's biological or adoptive child.
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To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
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To provide general protection
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To keep fondly in mind; treasure:
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To provide general protection
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(Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
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To offer as an excuse or defense
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To arrange (text) on a page or a computer screen such that the left and right ends of all lines within paragraphs are aligned.
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To support an accused person or thing
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Exonerate is defined as to relieve someone of a duty, or prove innocent.
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To adduce evidence in support of; substantiate:
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(Idiomatic) To provide support or the promise of support.
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To clear from criticism, blame, guilt, suspicion, etc.; uphold by evidence or argument
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One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
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The definition of aid means to provide help or to provide some item or advice that will make something easier or that will solve a problem.
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To support an accused person or thing
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To behave as a friend to.
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To support an accused person or thing
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To support an accused person or thing
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To give a guarantee or guaranty for
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Endorse is defined as to give your approval to someone or something or to authorize the payment of a document by signing with one's signature.
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To give formal assurance, or guarantee, to (someone) or for (something)
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To support an accused person or thing
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To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
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To bestow commendation on; to represent favourably; to suggest, endorse or encourage as an appropriate choice.
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To think in a rational or rationalistic way.
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To support an accused person or thing
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To support an accused person or thing
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To support an accused person or thing
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Used other than as an idiom: see speak,"Ž for.
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To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
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To support an accused person or thing
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To support an accused person or thing
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To occupy; to consume (space or time).
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To support an accused person or thing
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To support an accused person or thing
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To give forth a natural product; be productive.
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To surrender is defined as to give up control of something or to give something up to another.
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To leave behind; to desert as in a ship or a position, typically in response to overwhelming odds or impending dangers; to forsake, in spite of a duty or responsibility. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
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To end one's membership in (a group); to terminate one's affiliation with (an organization); to stop participating in (a project).
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To give up; renounce (a habit, idea, etc.)
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As a result of legal proceedings, about of a crime
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To formally institute a legal action against a person or corporation wherein they are charged with committing a crime.
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To instruct or urge authoritatively; command:
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To collect.
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To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
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To protect an environment.
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To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
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To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
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To strengthen and secure (a position) with fortifications.
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To entertain or nourish (a specified thought or feeling):
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To repel is defined as to hold off, refuse to accept or reject.
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Save is defined as to rescue, keep in good condition, store up money or goods or prevent from losing or being hurt.
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To provide with a screen or screens:
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A wall or housing of an absorbing material, such as concrete or lead, built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
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(Intransitive) To last or remain durable under hard use or over time; to retain usefulness, value, or desirable qualities under any continued strain or long period of time; sometimes said of a person, regarding the quality of being easy or difficult to tolerate.
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Relinquish is defined as to let go of or surrender something.
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To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
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To quit is to stop doing something, or to formally leave a job.
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(Intransitive) To submit passively; to give up as hopeless or inevitable. [from 15th c.]
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To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
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To refuse to grant or give
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(Law) To give up a right, trust, etc.
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To keep in safety, to watch over, to guard.
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(Rare, except as "fend for oneself") To defend, to take care of (typically construed with for); to block or push away (typically construed with off).
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(Intransitive) To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
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argue or speak in defense of
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To contend for, as by combat:
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To object to.
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(Intransitive) to counterattack; to resist an attack.
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fight against or resist strongly
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Represent is defined as to express in words, symbolize or stand for.
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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To keep off an enemy; often used figuratively
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