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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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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