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