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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

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
Tecumseh

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a 'peace conference,' you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
Joseph Stalin

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
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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