Translation of defender in English:
- 1.1 (proteger)(persona)siempre defiende a su hermanadefender a alguienhe always defends o protects o stands up for his sister
dealgo/alguienla defendió de las acusaciones/de sus atacantesto defend somebody againstsomething/somebody1.2he defended her against the accusations/against her attackers(derechos)(título)1.3 (Derecho)(caso)(acusado/cliente)1.4 defender la tesis≈ to defend one's dissertation(in US)≈ to have a viva on one's thesis(in UK)
also: defenderse verbo pronominal
- 1.1 (reflexivo) (contra una agresión)to defend o protect oneself(Derecho)defenderseto defend oneself
dealgo/alguien1.2 [familiar] (arreglárselas)to defend oneself againstsomething/somebody[familiar]me defiendo bastante bien en francés¿sabes jugar al tenis? — bueno, me defiendoI can get by quite well in Frenchcan you play tennis? — well, I'm not too bad[familiar]
- Ahora se quiere lavar las manos cuando lo defendía a capa y espada.
- Ciertamente, defienden a capa y espada la libertad.
- Los Sullana defendieron con uñas y dientes el 3-2 que estaban consiguiendo.
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