- 1.1 (proteger) [guarnición/nación] to defend, protect; [persona] to defend siempre defiende a su hermana he always defends o protects o stands up for his sister defender a algn
dealgo/algn to defend sb againststh/sb la defendió de las acusaciones/de sus atacantes he defended her against the accusations/against her attackers 1.2 [intereses] to protect, defend; [derechos] to defend; [título] to defend 1.3 [Derecho/Law] [caso] to defend; [acusado/cliente] to defend 1.4 [idea/teoría/opinión] to defend, uphold; [causa/ideal] to champion, defend defender la tesis to defend one's dissertation (in US), to have a viva on one's thesis (in UK)
defenderse v pron
- 1.1 (reflexivo/reflexive) (contra una agresión) to defend o/or protect oneself; [Derecho/Law] to defend oneself defenderse
dealgo/algn to defend oneself againststh/sb 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (arreglárselas) to get by [familiar/colloquial] me defiendo bastante bien en francés I can get by quite well in French ¿sabes jugar al tenis? — bueno, me defiendo can you play tennis? — well, I'm not too bad [familiar/colloquial]
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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.