Associations to the word «Defy»


DEFY, noun. (obsolete) A challenge.
DEFY, verb. To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
DEFY, verb. To challenge (someone) to do something difficult.
DEFY, verb. To refuse to obey.
DEFY, verb. To not conform to or follow a pattern or certain set of rules.

Dictionary definition

DEFY, verb. Resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held".
DEFY, verb. Elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation".
DEFY, verb. Challenge; "I dare you!".

Wise words

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Francis Bacon