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Another word for defy

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Verb
  1. To confront boldly and courageously

      1. To confront boldly.
      2. To furnish with a beard.
      3. To face or oppose courageously or brazenly, as if grasping by the beard; defy
      1. To defy; dare
      2. To make a courageous show or put up a stalwart front.
      3. To endure or face courageously:
      1. To confront or struggle with (something) as a test of one's abilities:
      2. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
      3. To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
      1. To have the courage required for:
      2. To be courageous or bold enough to do or try something:
      3. To oppose and defy; face
      1. To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
      2. To occupy a position with the face toward:
      3. To bring or to be brought face to face with:
      1. To have a front; face onto something else:
      2. To serve as a front for.
      3. To face; be opposite to
  2. To refuse or fail to obey

      1. To cause to give up a habit:
      2. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
      3. To fail to conform to; violate:
      1. To refuse or fail to obey
      2. To refuse or fail to follow an order or rule.
      1. To mock or scoff at; show scorn or contempt for
      2. To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
      3. To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way:
      1. To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.
      2. To overstep or break (a law, commandment, etc.)
      3. To go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.)
      1. To assault (a person) sexually.
      2. To break in upon; interrupt thoughtlessly; disturb
      3. To break (a law, rule, promise, etc.); fail to keep or observe; infringe on
    See also:

    resist

  3. To call on another to do something requiring boldness

      1. To invite with defiance; dare:
      2. To confront or struggle with (something) as a test of one's abilities:
      3. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
      1. To be courageous or bold enough to:
      2. To have the courage required for:
      3. To challenge (someone) to do something hard, dangerous, or rash, esp. as a test of courage
    See also:

    request

Another word for defy

Verb
      1. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
      2. To oppose or withstand something; offer resistance
      3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
      1. To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
      2. To confront or struggle with (something) as a test of one's abilities:
      3. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
      1. To mock or scoff at; show scorn or contempt for
      2. To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
      3. To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way:
    See also:

    dare

    oppose