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Adjective
Shielded or protected from attack or damage
“Before World War II, the Marine Corps developed a doctrine of amphibious operations that employed a quick, sharp, unexpected assault against a defended coastline.”
Adjective
(predicative) Not exposed to danger or harm
Adjective
Kept from danger
Adjective
Grasped
Adjective
Having crenellations or battlements
Noun
One who is being protected
Verb
Past tense for to protect or shield from harm or danger
“That day, military servicemen and women launched, sailed, soared, and landed in harm's way to defend the country's home front.”
Verb
Past tense for to battle or fight in support or defense of something
“The cook had caused enough commotion to rouse the sleeping city in time to defend against the invaders.”
Verb
Past tense for to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“This reply ignores your responsibility to defend your right to be treated respectfully by your colleague.”
Verb
Past tense for to support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
“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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