Definition of 'defend'
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The home secretary strongly defended her actions and those of her senior civil servants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You live and die by the way you defend and attack. The Sun (2017)You defend and attack as a team. The Sun (2016)We attack and defend as a team. The Sun (2016)Or that he defended himself in court. The Sun (2016)My lawyers will defend it if that's the case. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have to defend well, attack well and we didn't do it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He added:'We need to get the balance right between attacking and defending. The Sun (2016)They all deny the claims and have vowed to defend themselves in court. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The people there are hugely worth defending and supporting. The Sun (2010)We have tried to find a good balance between attacking and defending. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He instructed lawyers to defend him in the civil action but withdrew them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The problem is that the police too often arrest householders taking reasonable action to defend themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That airman might well be defended at court martial by the officer who heard the original charge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or recall the emphasis on defending and supporting the family unit. Christianity Today (2000)They all defend together and attack together. The Sun (2013)The mayor is vigorously defending the court action. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was taken to court and he defended himself. The Golden Thread - Asian experiences of post-Raj Britain (1990)The townspeople protected themselves by building walls to defend against attacking nobles. Sociology (1995)In fact our defence mechanisms spring into action to defend us against being overwhelmed. Know Your Own Mind (1991)He defended clients in court for driving offences. The Sun (2008)The pilots went from attacking bombers to defending them. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Bookmakers are fighting a rearguard action to defend them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But not one of his colleagues was prepared to defend him in court. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But he was accused of talking tough while ditching a vow to introduce new laws to protect people who defend their homes. The Sun (2011)It said that it was ready to defend and protect Turkey if necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the British taxpayer could end up paying for the teams of lawyers defending them. The Sun (2011)At the last minute, he fired his lawyers to defend himself. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You have to be prepared to stand up in front of the people who feel the impact of these laws and defend what you support. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She had supported me and defended me as only she could and I wanted to thank her. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Tory leader's tough message came as he spelled out plans to protect people who defend their properties. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'defend'
British English: defend /dɪˈfɛnd/ VERB
If you defend someone or something, you take action to protect them.
He and his friends defended themselves against the attackers.
- American English: defend
- Arabic: يُدَافِعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: defender
- Chinese: 保卫
- Croatian: braniti
- Czech: bránit
- Danish: forsvare
- Dutch: verdedigen
- European Spanish: defender
- Finnish: puolustaa
- French: défendre
- German: verteidigen
- Greek: υπερασπίζομαι
- Italian: difendere
- Japanese: 防御する
- Korean: 방어하다
- Norwegian: forsvare
- Polish: obronić
- European Portuguese: defender
- Romanian: a apăra
- Russian: защищать
- Spanish: defender
- Swedish: försvara
- Thai: แก้ตัว
- Turkish: savunmak
- Ukrainian: захищати
- Vietnamese: bảo vệ
Definition of defend from the Collins English Dictionary
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