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defense also: (British English) defence
American English: /dəˈfɛns/
, /ˈdiˌfɛns/
British English: /dɪˈfɛns/

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)
    de defensa
    Defence Minister (in UK)
    Ministro, (-tra) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa
    (Mexico) Secretario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa
    1.2 (on personal level) to come to somebody's defense
    salir or acudir en defensa de alguien
    the old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggers
    el anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
  • 3
    also: defenses plural
    (Medicine, Military, Psychology)
    defensas (feminine plural)
    the body's defenses
    las defensas del organismo
    to lower o drop one's defenses I wore down his defenses
    conseguí que bajara la guardia
  • 4 countable (Law) the accused will conduct his own defense
    el acusado se hará cargo de or llevará su propia defensa
    ignorance of the law is no defense the defense
    la defensa
    (before noun) defense counsel
    abogado defensor, (abogada defensora) (masculine, feminine)
    defense witness
    testigo (masculine or feminine) de la defensa
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