Translation of defense in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (Military) Secretary of Defense (in US)Ministro, (-tra) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa(Mexico) Secretario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa(before noun) (spending)Defence Minister (in UK)
de defensaMinistro, (-tra) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa1.2 (on personal level) to come to somebody's defense
(Mexico) Secretario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine) de Defensasalir or acudir en defensa de alguienthe old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggersel anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
- 3also: defenses plural(Medicine, Military, Psychology)defensas (feminine plural)the body's defenseslas defensas del organismoto lower o drop one's defenses I wore down his defensesconseguí que bajara la guardia
- 4 countable (Law) the accused will conduct his own defenseel acusado se hará cargo de or llevará su propia defensaignorance of the law is no defense the defensela defensa(before noun) defense counselabogado defensor, (abogada defensora) (masculine, feminine)defense witnesstestigo (masculine or feminine) de la defensa
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