Associations to the word «Defending»

Pictures for the word «Defending»


DEFEND, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To ward off, repel (an attack or attacker).
DEFEND, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To prevent, to keep (from doing something).
DEFEND, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (obsolete) To prohibit, forbid.
DEFEND, verb. (transitive) To ward off attacks from; to fight to protect; to guard.
DEFEND, verb. (transitive) To support by words or writing; to vindicate, talk in favour of.
DEFEND, verb. (transitive) (legal) To make legal defence of; to represent (the accused).
DEFEND, verb. (sports) To focus one's energies and talents on preventing opponents from scoring, as opposed to focusing on scoring.
DEFEND, verb. (sports) To attempt to retain a title, or attempt to reach the same stage in a competition as one did in the previous edition of that competition.
DEFEND, verb. (poker slang) To call a raise from the big blind.

Dictionary definition

DEFEND, verb. Argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike".
DEFEND, verb. Be on the defensive; act against an attack.
DEFEND, verb. Protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks".
DEFEND, verb. Fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!".
DEFEND, verb. Protect or fight for as a champion.
DEFEND, verb. Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant".
DEFEND, verb. State or assert; "He maintained his innocence".

Wise words

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.