French translation of 'defy'
- (= refuse to obey)
- [ban, order]
- (= challenge)
to defy sb to do sth
défier qn de faire qch
to defy description (= be indescribable)
défier toute descriptionto defy comprehension (= be incomprehensible)
Example Sentences Including 'defy'
Doubtless he had good reason to prevent her laying eyes on him, which was all the more reason to defy the edict.EVERVILLE (2001)
We could not defy the conventions all that much by going out without being married.The Road to Paradise Island
Adrina was not foolish enough to defy R'shiel in her current mood.TREASON KEEP (2001)
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Translation of defy from the Collins English to French Dictionary