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Meaning of defend

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to
           strike" [syn: {defend}, {support}, {fend for}]
      2: be on the defensive; act against an attack [ant: {assail},
      3: protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position
         behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's
         attacks" [syn: {defend}, {guard}, {hold}]
      4: fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would
         oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!" [syn: {fight}, {oppose},
         {fight back}, {fight down}, {defend}]
      5: protect or fight for as a champion [syn: {champion},
      6: be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith
         will represent the defendant" [syn: {defend}, {represent}]
         [ant: {prosecute}]
      7: state or assert; "He maintained his innocence" [syn:
         {maintain}, {defend}]

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