Defense synonyms

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A prolonged period, as of illness:
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One that upholds or defends something, as against neglect or unpopularity:
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The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
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Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
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Guidance, direction, or control:
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A preserving or being preserved
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Measures adopted to prevent escape:
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The definition of custody is the care of a person or thing, generally under court orders, or the state of being held by force.
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The act or duty of guarding; careful watch; wariness; defense; protection
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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.
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(Computer Science) A device or an area of a computer that temporarily stores data that is being transferred between two machines that process data at different rates, such as a computer and a printer.
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A group or growth of tall plants or trees:
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(Informal) An act, show, façade, persona: an intentional and false impression of oneself.
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Support or aid:
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The definition of advocacy is the act of speaking on the behalf of or in support of another person, place, or thing.
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Financial or other help.
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Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service
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The office or position of one acting as a guardian or conservator, especially in a legal capacity.
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An act or means of defending
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Care taken beforehand; caution used in advance
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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
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The introduction of a serum, a vaccine, or an antigenic substance into the body of a person or an animal, especially as a means to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.
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The act of making an excuse.
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An act or means of defending
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(Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
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The definition of an explanation is something that clarifies or makes clear.
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Denial is defined as refusing to accept or believe something, or a statement to contradict someone or something else.
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A defendant's answer in a civil action.
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A plea; an entreaty.
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Rejoinder is a quick reply that is often sharp or witty, or is a legal term referring to a defendant's answer to a plaintiff's legal action.
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An answer is defined as something that is similar or a close copy.
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Something given in reply.
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A quick, sharp, or witty reply, esp. one that turns the words of the previous speaker back upon that speaker
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(Law) A writ that compels a government entity to perform mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly.
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In law, the reply of the accused
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The definition of an alibi is an excuse used by a person when they’re trying to avoid getting into trouble, so they say they were somewhere they weren’t.
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Statements made by competent witnesses, who have been sworn in at a trial or deposition or in an affidavit. Although frequently used synonymously with evidence, the latter is the broader term and encompasses both testimony and physical evidence.
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The act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
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A plaintiff's pleading in response to a defendant's rejoinder.
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(Law) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.
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A statement made in rebutting.
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The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
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The definition of an assertion is an allegation or proclamation of something, often as the result of opinion as opposed to fact.
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(Typography, by extension) The nature of a piece of alphabetic type, whether a “capital” (upper case) or “small” (lower case) letter.
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The definition of an excuse is an explanation or a reason for an action.
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(Printing) The adjustment of printed lines by proper spacing
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A violation or infraction of a moral or social code; a transgression or sin.
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Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
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Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes:
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces.
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A statement of taxable goods or of properties subject to duty.
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(Countable, mathematics) A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Compare prove, transitive verb, 5.
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A declaration of fact or an allegation by a witness; a piece of sworn testimony. See also closing statement, evidence, and opening statement.
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(Of an installation etc) capable of being defended against armed attack
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Capable of reasoning; rational:
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Capable of being held against assault; defensible:
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Of or relating to an administrative territory:
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The field of study concerned with the systematic defense of a position, or of religious or occult doctrines
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A formal defense or justification.
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All the military forces and equipment of a nation
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(Hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.
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A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
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Any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border
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A temporary, quickly constructed fortification, usually breast-high.
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A surname​.
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A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart.
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A covering or cover.
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The act or procedure of defilading.
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(Engineering) The work of excavating or building embankments
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A partial excuse.
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An adjustable guide with a flat edge used on a table saw and positioned parallel to the plane of the cutting attachment in order to keep the board properly positioned for the cut to be made at the correct distance from the board's edge.
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An enclosed place or fortified building for military defense, equipped as with earthworks, guns, etc.
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Something used in fortifying; esp., a fort or defensive earthwork, wall, etc.
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A fortified place; fort
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Troops stationed in a fort or fortified place
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A defensive opening in the floor of a projecting gallery or parapet, between supports or corbels, or in the roof over an entrance, through which hot liquids, heavy stones, etc. could be dropped upon attackers, etc.
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(Law) A document or documents serving as evidence of inheritances, title to property, etc.
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War supplies; esp., weapons and ammunition
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(Mil.) A small group stationed at a distance from the main force in order to prevent an enemy surprise attack
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A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
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In ancient Greece and Rome, any statue of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena; specif., the legendary statue in Troy on the preservation of which the safety of the city was supposed to depend
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An embankment of earth, usually surmounted by a parapet, encircling a castle, fort, etc., for defense against attack
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A fortification outside a castle used to split an attacking force; composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon
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A breastwork outside a fortification, to defend approaches, etc.
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Dependence; trust; confidence in the support of someone or something.
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Earth or materials made into a bank after having been excavated
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Something that covers or protects; protection, or place affording protection, as from the elements or danger
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An enclosure, as a fort, made with such stakes
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The definition of a stronghold is a place that has been secured tightly in case of attack, or a place where a particular belief or ideology is firmly believed and staunchly defended.
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Something resembling a wall in appearance, function, or construction, as the exterior surface of a body organ or part:
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Weapons considered as a group.
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The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
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The definition of betrayal is the breaking of an agreement or doing something to hurt a relationship.
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The act of surrendering or giving up:
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Exposure is defined as the state of being in contact with something or is defined as a condition that can develop from being subject to bad weather.
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An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
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The ability to fly:
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The intentional and indefensible abandonment of a responsibility, such as to military service or to a spouse.
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A device that protects; a guard.
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(Archaic) The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship.
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A formal defense, often written, of a belief, cause, etc.
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An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry).
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Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.
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(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
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A plea for the dismissal of a lawsuit on the grounds that even if the statements of the opposing party are true, they do not sustain the claim because they are insufficient or otherwise legally defective
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a structure used to defend against attack
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an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
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an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
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the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
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the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
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(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
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the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
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the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
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the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
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the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
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Any self-protective physiological system or reaction of an organism
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(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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The institution and conduct of a legal proceeding:
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The capacity of an organism or a tissue to withstand the effects of a harmful environmental agent.
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An act or means of defending
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(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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