- 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 [Der] [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 (refl) (contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself; [Der] to defend oneself defenderse
dealgo/algn to defend oneself againststh/sb 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (arreglárselas) to get by [colloquial/familiar] 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 [colloquial/familiar]
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.