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defy
British English: /dɪˈfʌɪ/
American English: /dəˈfaɪ/

Translation of defy in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (disobey)
    défier (authority, law, person)
    ne pas tenir compte de (advice)
    faire mentir (expectations, predictions)
    défier (death, gravity, reality)
  • 2 (challenge)
    (person)
    jeter un défi à (person)
    braver (danger)
    to defy somebody to do
    mettre quelqu'un au défi de faire
  • 3 (elude, resist)
    défier (description, logic, analysis)
    échapper à (categorization)
    to defy somebody's efforts/attempts to do
    résister à tous les efforts/toutes les tentatives de quelqu'un à faire

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