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Defence vs. Defend

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  • Defence (noun)

    The action of defending, of protecting from attack, danger or injury.

  • Defence (noun)

    Something used to oppose attacks.

  • Defence (noun)

    An argument in support or justification of something.

  • Defence (noun)

    A scoring; contrasted with offence.

  • Defence (noun)

    The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.

  • Defence (noun)

    Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.

    "Department of Defence"

  • Defence (noun)

    Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.

  • Defence (verb)

    To furnish with defences; to fortify.

  • Defend (verb)

    To ward off attacks against; to fight to protect; to guard.

  • Defend (verb)

    To support by words or writing; to vindicate, talk in favour of.

  • Defend (verb)

    To make legal defence of; to represent (the accused).

  • Defend (verb)

    To focus one's energies and talents on preventing opponents from scoring, as opposed to focusing on scoring.

  • Defend (verb)

    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)

    To call a raise from the big blind.

  • Defend (verb)

    To ward off, repel (an attack or attacker).

  • Defend (verb)

    To prevent, to keep (from doing something).

  • Defend (verb)

    To prohibit, forbid.

Wiktionary
  • Defence (noun)

    See Defense.

  • Defend

    To ward or fend off; to drive back or away; to repel.

  • Defend

    To prohibit; to forbid.

  • Defend

    To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against attack; to maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town; to defend a cause; to defend character; to defend the absent; - sometimes followed by from or against; as, to defend one's self from, or against, one's enemies.

  • Defend

    To deny the right of the plaintiff in regard to (the suit, or the wrong charged); to oppose or resist, as a claim at law; to contest, as a suit.

Webster Dictionary
  • Defence (noun)

    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

  • Defence (noun)

    (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;

    "his teams are always good on defense"

  • Defence (noun)

    the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;

    "the defense called for a mistrial"

  • Defence (noun)

    an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack;

    "he joined the defense against invasion"

  • Defence (noun)

    the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;

    "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"

    "in defense he said the other man started it"

  • Defence (noun)

    the justification for some act or belief;

    "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"

  • Defence (noun)

    a structure used for defense;

    "the artillery battered down the defenses"

  • Defence (noun)

    a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;

    "he gave evidence for the defense"

  • Defence (noun)

    military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;

    "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"

    "they were developed for the defense program"

  • Defence (noun)

    protection from harm;

    "sanitation is the best defense against disease"

  • 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"

Princeton's WordNet

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