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Synonyms of defence in English:


  • 1 the defence of fortresses against enemies
    security, fortification, cover, shelter, screen, resistance, deterrent
  • 2 the enemy's defences were sited all along the ridge
    barricade, fortification, bulwark, buttress, fortress, fastness, keep, rampart, outpost, bastion
  • 3 he planned to speak in defence of his old chief
    vindication, justification, support, advocacy, approval, endorsement, promotion;
    apology, apologia, explanation, explication, excuse, extenuation, exoneration, palliation
  • 4 they urged lower spending on defence
    armaments, weapons, weaponry, arms, military resources/measures;
    the military, the army, the navy, the air force;
  • 5 the prisoner was unable to speak for pain, so his defence was never heard
    rebuttal, denial;
    vindication, explanation, mitigation, justification, rationalization, excuse, alibi, reason;
    testimony, declaration, case
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