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Pronunciation: /dɪˈfend/

Translation of defend in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 1 (guard, protect)
    difendere (fort, town, country) (against contro) (from da)
    difendere (freedom, interests, rights)
    difendere (client)
    the government must defend its majority
    il governo deve cercare di mantenere la maggioranza
  • 4 (University)to defend a thesis
    discutere una tesi

intransitive verb


reflexive verb

  • to defend oneself 1.1 (protect oneself)
    difendersi (also figurative)
    1.2 (Law)
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