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Another word for defense

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Noun
  1. The act or a means of defending

      1. Something that gives protection; a safeguard:
      2. The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
      3. Protection; watch:
      1. A preserving or being preserved
      2. The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill.
      1. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
      2. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
      3. One that protects:
      1. A person who rules a kingdom during the minority of a sovereign.
      2. One who protects; a guardian.
      3. A device that protects; a guard.
      1. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
      2. (--- Now Rare) A convoy or guard
      3. Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
      1. Measures adopted to prevent escape:
      2. Procedures to provide such protection or defense
      3. Protection or defense against escape
      1. A decorative emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government.
      2. A person or thing that provides protection.
      3. A heavy metal screen attached to an artillery piece for the protection of the gunners
      1. A room or division of a hospital set apart for a specific class or group of patients
      2. Any person under another's protection or care
      3. A means of defense or protection
  2. A statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

Another word for defense

Noun
  1. An act or means of defending

      1. Lack of normal response to a biologically active compound such as a hormone:
      2. (Electricity) The opposition of a body or substance to current passing through it, resulting in a change of electrical energy into heat or another form of energy.
      3. (Medicine) The inability of a cell, tissue, or organ to respond to a certain hormone, drug, or other biologically active substance in a desired way:
      1. Payment made by racketeers to officials or law enforcement to avoid arrest or prosecution.
      2. Something that lowers the risk of pregnancy or infection, especially the use of a condom.
      3. One that protects:
      1. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
      2. Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
      3. A permit or pass allowing safe passage
      1. (Greek Mythology) The goatskin shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena. Athena's shield carried at its center the head of Medusa.
      2. A protection
      3. Protection:
      1. A preserving or being preserved
      2. The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill.
      1. Procedures to provide such protection or defense
      2. An organization or department whose task is protection or safety, esp. a private police force hired to patrol or guard a building, park, or other area
      3. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault:
      1. The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police:
      2. A guarding or keeping safe; care; protection; guardianship
      3. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court:
      1. A person who protects, keeps watch, or acts as a sentinel:
      2. The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
      3. Protection; watch:
      1. Any material or structure used for protection against radiation
      2. A heavy metal screen attached to an artillery piece for the protection of the gunners
      3. A broad piece of armor made of rigid material and strapped to the arm or carried in the hand for protection against hurled or thrusted weapons.
      1. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
      2. (Ecology) A physical or biological factor that limits the migration, interbreeding, or free movement of individuals or populations.
      3. (Horse Racing) The movable gate used to keep the horses in line at the starting point
      1. (Broadcasting) A short ditty or jingle used to separate a show from the advertisements.
      2. (Automotive) Parts at the front and back of a vehicle which are meant to absorb the impact of a collision; fender
      3. A usually metal or rubber bar attached to either end of a motor vehicle, such as a truck or car, to absorb impact in a collision.
      1. (Computers) A device or area used to store data temporarily.
      2. Any person or thing that serves to lessen shock or prevent sharp impact, as between antagonistic forces
      3. One that buffs, especially a piece of soft leather or cloth used to shine or polish.
      1. A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold:
      2. A halt made by a touring theatrical company to give a performance; also, the place stopped at
      3. A structure for a person or persons to stand or sit on, or to stand at
      1. (--- Informal) An appearance, usually pretended or assumed, of social standing, wealth, etc.
      2. An apparently respectable person, group, or business used as a cover for secret or illegal activities.
      3. A field of activity:
      1. Support given to a person or cause
      2. Support or aid:
      3. Those giving such support
      1. The profession of an advocate
      2. The practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard
      3. The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
      1. The state of being supported:
      2. The act of supporting:
      3. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      1. (Law) The act of interfering unlawfully in a suit between others by helping either party, as by giving money, to carry it on
      2. A maintaining or being maintained; upkeep, support, defense, etc.; specif., the work of keeping a building, machinery, etc. in good repair
      3. Means of support or sustenance; livelihood
      1. Caution practiced in advance; forethought or circumspection:
      2. Care taken beforehand; caution used in advance
      3. An action taken in advance to protect against possible danger, failure, or injury; a safeguard:
      1. A circulating antibody formed by the body, as active immunity, to act against a specific toxin
      2. A sterile solution containing an antitoxin: it is taken from the blood serum of an immunized animal or person and injected into a person to prevent a specific disease, as tetanus or diphtheria, by creating a passive immunity
      3. An animal or human serum containing antitoxins. It is used in medicine to prevent or treat diseases caused by the action of biological toxins, such as tetanus, botulism, and diphtheria.
      1. The putting of bacteria, serum, etc. into soil, a culture medium, etc.
      2. The act or process of inoculating
      3. The act or an instance of inoculating, especially the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
      1. The act of making an excuse.
      1. (Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
      2. An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation
      1. The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
      2. The act or process of explaining:
      3. A mutual defining of terms, declaration of motives, etc. to clear up a misunderstanding or settle a dispute
  2. A means or system for defending against an enemy

  3. In law, the reply of the accused

      1. Refusal to believe a problem exists
      2. (Psychol.) An unconscious thought process whereby one allays anxiety by refusing to acknowledge certain unpleasant facts, feelings, etc.
      3. (Dated, psychology) A defense mechanism involving a refusal to accept the truth of a phenomenon or prospect.
      1. A statement in defense or justification; excuse
      2. (Law) The defendant's answer to a formal criminal charge:
      3. A special answer in an equity action, setting forth in lieu of a detailed response a basis for dismissing, delaying, or barring the suit.
      1. A plea; an entreaty.
      2. (Law) A document filed in a lawsuit, particularly a document initiating litigation or responding to the initiation of litigation.
      3. (Law) A formal statement, usually written, setting forth the cause of action or the defense of a party to a lawsuit.
      1. (Law) defendant's answer to the replication.
      2. An answer to a reply
      3. A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply.
      1. Something said or written in return to a question, argument, letter, etc.
      2. Something markedly similar to another of the same class:
      3. An act in response or retaliation:
      1. A word or a series of words spoken or written in reaction, as to a question or request.
      2. (Law) A plaintiff's response to the defendant's answer or plea, especially with regard to counterclaims made by the defendant.
      3. An answer, or response, in speech or writing
      1. The act or practice of making such a reply
      2. (Chemistry) A flask with a rounded base and a long neck that is bent down and tapered, used to heat a liquid for distillation.
      3. A quick, sharp, or witty reply, esp. one that turns the words of the previous speaker back upon that speaker
      1. (Law) A writ that compels a government entity to perform mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly.
      1. An explanation offered to avoid blame or justify action; an excuse.
      2. (Law) A form of defense whereby a defendant attempts to prove that he or she was elsewhere when the crime in question was committed.
      3. (Law) The defensive plea or fact that an accused person was elsewhere than at the scene of the crime with which the person is charged
      1. Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof.
      2. A declaration or statement made under oath or affirmation by a witness in a court, often in response to questioning, to establish a fact
      3. All such declarations, spoken or written, offered in a legal case or deliberative hearing.
      1. Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
      2. A fact or circumstance that vindicates, or justifies
      3. Evidence, facts, statements, or arguments that justify a claim or belief.
      1. A plaintiff's pleading in response to a defendant's rejoinder.
      2. (Law) A plaintiff's reply to a defendant's rejoinder
      3. (Law):In common law pleading, a plaintiff's answer to the defendant's rejoinder.
      1. (Law) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.
      2. An opposing claim, esp. one by a defendant against a plaintiff's claim in a lawsuit
      3. A claim pled against a plaintiff by a defendant, either in opposition to the relief sought or as an independent cause of action against the plaintiff.
      1. (Law) A pleading by a defendant in reply to the evidence put forward by a plaintiff or the prosecution.
      2. (Politics) A statement, designed to refute or negate specific arguments put forward by opponents.
      3. The act of refuting something by making a contrary argument, or presenting contrary evidence.
      1. A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
      2. A set of statements in which one follows logically as a conclusion from the others.
      3. (Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
      1. The act of asserting.
      2. Something declared or stated positively, often with no support or attempt at proof.
      1. A container; a receptacle:
      2. (Informal) A peculiar or eccentric person; a character.
      3. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
  4. An apology