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Related / Similar Words: defense, defensive measure, denial, demurrer, defensive structure, vindication, refutation, defense force, defence force, defense team, defense lawyers, defending team, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction

 

Definition:
  • protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense against disease";
  • military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program";
  • a defendant''s answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense";
  • a structure used for defense; "the artillery battered down the defenses";
  • the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory";
  • 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";
  • an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion";
  • the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial";
  • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense";
  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires;

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    Hyponyms: umbrella, air defense, stand, hasty defense, hasty defence, deliberate defense, deliberate defence, biological defense, biological defence, biodefense, biodefence, chemical defense, chemical defence, mining, minelaying, biological warfare defense, biological warfare defence, BW defense, BW defence, entrapment, cheval-de-frise, chevaux-de-frise, fortification, munition, fortress, fort, line of defense, line of defence, outwork, stronghold, fastness, apology, apologia, alibi, excuse, exculpation, self-justification, confutation, rebuttal, bastion, compensation, conversion, denial, displacement, idealization, idealisation, intellectualization, intellectualisation, isolation, projection, rationalization, rationalisation, reaction formation, regression, repression

     

    Part Meronyms: trial

     

    Derivational Morphology: traverse, deny, vindicate, justify, defend, support, fend for, refute, rebut, guard, hold, represent

     

     
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