Translation of defender in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 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 ])
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (defenderse)
- 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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