Student Thesaurus

One entry found for defend.
Entry Word: defend
Function: verb
Text: 1 to drive danger or attack away from <a solemn oath to defend the country at any cost>
Synonyms cover, guard, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, ward
Related Words avert, prevent; fend (off), oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, keep, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wall
Phrases look out for, stand up for
Near Antonyms bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yield
Antonyms assail, assault, attack
2 to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections <she will defend any claim regardless of all evidence to the contrary> -- see MAINTAIN 2