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Another word for fend

  1. To turn or drive away.

  2. To keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

      1. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
      2. A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients:
      3. A division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes.
      1. 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.
      2. A person or thing that provides protection.
      3. A steel sheet attached to an artillery piece to protect gunners from small-arms fire and shrapnel.
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. A precautionary measure:
      2. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
      3. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
      1. To keep from being damaged, attacked, stolen, or injured; guard.
      2. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
      3. To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
      1. To keep from injury, peril, or harm; protect.
      2. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
      3. To keep or maintain intact:
      1. To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured:
      2. To supervise the entry and exit through; keep watch at:
      3. To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence:
      1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
      2. To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
      3. To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
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  3. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances

Another word for fend

      1. To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
      2. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
      3. To remain unaltered, undamaged, or unaffected by; withstand:
      1. To ward off or keep away; drive back:
      2. To offer resistance to; fight against:
      3. To refuse to accept or submit to; reject:
      1. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
      2. To deflect, evade, or avoid:
      3. To deflect or ward off a thrust or blow.