defend verb definition in Conflict topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Conflict topic
[transitive, intransitive] to protect somebody/something from attack defend somebody/yourself/something Troops have been sent to defend the borders. defend somebody/yourself/something from/against somebody/something All our officers are trained to defend themselves against knife attacks. The male ape defends his females from other males. defend against somebody/something It is impossible to defend against an all-out attack.

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