Synonyms of defend in English:

defend

verb

  • 1 a fort built to defend the border
    protect, guard, safeguard, secure, shield; fortify, garrison, barricade; uphold, support, watch over
    [Antonyms] attack
  • 2 he defended his policy
    justify, vindicate, argue for, support, make a case for, plead for; excuse, explain
    [Antonyms] attack criticize
  • 3 the manager defended his players
    [Antonyms] criticize
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