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(Verb) 
Definition
to resist openly and boldly
This was the first time that I had dared to defy her.
Synonyme
resist
They resisted our attempts to modernize distribution.
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oppose
Mr Taylor was bitter towards those who had opposed him.
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confront
She pushed her way through the mob and confronted him face to face.
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face
She looked relaxed and calm as she faced the press.
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brave
They had to brave her anger and confess.
, , ,
stand up to
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spurn
a spurned lover
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flout
illegal campers who persist in flouting the law
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disobey
He disobeyed his parents so much when he was a child.
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hold out against
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put up a fight (against)
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hurl defiance at
, ,
call someone's bluff
(Verb) 
Definition
to challenge (someone to do something)
He defied me to come up with a better idea.
Synonyme
challenge
He left a note at the crime scene, challenging detectives to catch him.
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dare
She dared me to ask him out.
, ,
throw down the gauntlet
(Verb) 
Definition
to elude in a baffling way
a fragrance that defies description
Synonyme
foil
A brave police chief foiled an armed robbery.
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defeat
The challenges of constructing such a huge novel almost defeated her.
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escape
an actor whose name escapes me for the moment
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frustrate
The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts.
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be beyond
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thwart
They were doing all they could to thwart the terrorists.
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elude
The appropriate word eluded him.
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confound
For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.

Zusätzliche Synonyme

in the sense of baffle
in the sense of brave
Definition
to confront with resolution or courage
They had to brave her anger and confess.
in the sense of confound
Definition
to astound or bewilder
For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.
Synonyme
mix up,
boggle the mind,
be all Greek to (informal),
nonplus,
flabbergast (informal)

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