Share this entry

Share this page

défendre

Pronunciation: /defɑ̃dʀ/

Translation of défendre in English:

vt

  • 1défendre à qn de faire to forbid sb to do

v refl (+ v être) (se défendre)

  • 2 to be tenable
  • 3 to protect oneself
  • 5on ne peut se défendre de penser que… one can't help thinking that…

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Noel
Pronunciation: nəʊˈɛl
noun
Christmas…