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Definition of Defend

Defend

  1. To ward or fend off; to drive back or away; to repel.
  2. To prohibit; to forbid.
  3. To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against; attack; to maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town; to defend a cause; to defend character; to defend the absent; -- sometimes followed by from or against; as, to defend one's self from, or against, one's enemies.
  4. To deny the right of the plaintiff in regard to (the suit, or the wrong charged); to oppose or resist, as a claim at law; to contest, as a suit.

Defend Quotations

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire

Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.
B. B. King

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
Robin Hayes

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
Samuel Adams
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Defend Translations

defend in Afrikaans is verdedig
defend in Danish is forsvare
defend in Dutch is opkomen voor, verweren, verdedigen
defend in German is verteidigen, verteidige, verteidigen
defend in Latin is assero, patrocinor, munio, contego
defend in Norwegian is forsvare
defend in Portuguese is defenda
defend in Spanish is defender
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