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defend

Synonyms of defend in English:

verb

  • 1 a fort built to defend the border
    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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