(Usually of a cause) to promote, advocate, or act as a champion for
To stop the movement or progress of:
To hold in check; control; restrain
To compete with; to strive against.
To fight is defined as to participate in a physical or verbal disagreement, or to face something and struggle through it.
To adhere or conform to; keep:
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols:
Garrison is defined as to provide or occupy with troops.
To surround or fortify with a trench or trenches
To hide or protect oneself, as if behind a hedge
To overlay or spread with something:
To withstand is to be able to successfully cope with something or to be able to resist or remain unaffected by something.
To keep from happening; prevent:
To offer resistance.
To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
To cover up; conceal:
To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
To give advice or counsel:
Warrant is defined as to guarantee, assure or give someone authority to do something.
To assume responsibility for the quality or performance of:
To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To provide justification for.
Back is defined as to support or to move in a backward motion.
The definition of justify is to provide an explanation or rationale for something to make it seem OK or to prove it is correct or OK.
To look and wait expectantly or in anticipation:
To secure is to firmly attach something, to take action to make an area safe or to obtain something that you have been seeking.
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
To ward off or keep away; drive back:
To keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.; protect; save
To provide a place, home, or habitat for:
To support; corroborate
To espouse is defined as to support a cause.
To give support or sanction to; approve or tolerate
To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
To keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; save
To help to grow or develop; stimulate; promote
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
To support (a mistress or lover) financially.
House is defined as to provide someone or something with shelter or a place to live.
To act as a patron toward; sponsor; support
To ward off. Often used with off:
To guard; protect.
To chase or pursue (a vessel):
Yield is defined as to produce or give something to another.
To ask payment (for)
To charge formally with a wrongdoing.
To prove (a person) guilty
To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
To refuse to believe; reject:
To resign is to give up power, to voluntarily quit a job or come to terms with something as unavoidable.
To leave or surrender possession.
To leave empty or alone; abandon.
To leave, as in danger or out of necessity; forsake; desert
To renounce or surrender (something owned, a right, etc.)
To create, increase or develop.
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