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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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“That day, military service men and women launched, sailed, soared, and landed in harm's way to defend America's home front.”
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To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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To support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
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“Challenging her mistakes would have made it seem as though he needed to defend his actions, or, as she saw it, his lack of action.”
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To accept, support, or take on as one's own (an idea or a cause)
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Enclose or separate an area with a fence
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To keep apart or isolate from others
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To make strong and secure
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To give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
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To accompany and look after or supervise
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To keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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To act for
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Carry or possess firearm
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To convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another
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To maintain, prolong, or keep something going
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To take care of without help
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To engage in competition to attain (a position of power)
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