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We found 38 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word defend:
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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. defend: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. defend: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. defend: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. defend: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. defend: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. defend: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Defend, defend: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. defend: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. defend: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. defend: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. defend: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. defend: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. defend: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. defend: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. defend: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. defend: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Defend: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Defend: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. defend: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. defend: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. defend: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. defend: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. defend: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. defend: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. defend: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. defend: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. defend: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  28. defend: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. DEFEND: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. defend: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. defend: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  4. defend: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defend: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defend: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defend: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (defend)

verb:  be the defense counsel for someone in a trial ("Ms. Smith will represent the defendant")
verb:  argue or speak in defense of
verb:  be on the defensive; act against an attack
verb:  protect against a challenge or attack
verb:  state or assert
verb:  protect or fight for as a champion
verb:  fight against or resist strongly

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Phrases that include defend:   warrant to sue and defend, campaign to defend the constitution, can't defend, cant defend, duty to defend, more...

Words similar to defend:   champion, defendable, defended, defending, fight, guard, hold, maintain, oppose, represent, support, fend for, fight back, fight down, shield, more...

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