Translation of defend in Spanish:

defend

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfend/

vt

  • 1 (physically) [country/territory] defender* she knows how to defend herself sabe defenderse to defend sth/sb from/against sth/sb defender* algo/a algn de algo/algn
  • 2 (verbally) 2.1 [ideal/cause/person] defender* she was quick to defend him salió rápidamente a defenderlo or en su defensa he said nothing to defend himself no dijo nada en su defensa or para defenderse 2.2 [Educ] [thesis] defender*
  • 3 [Law] defender* she hired a lawyer to defend her contrató a un abogado para que la defendiera

vi

  • 1 [Law] actuar* por la defensa Jones was defending and Smith prosecuting Jones actuaba por la defensa y Smith por la acusación
  • 2 [Sport] he's better at defending juega mejor como defensa

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