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a statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

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protection from harm

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(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

the justification for some act or belief

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

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There is a big difference in giving government union members a choice to determine how a part of their dues are spent on political issues and giving taxpayers a choice on how to defend our country against our enemies here and overseas.
Holly said the emplacement of the interceptor "marks the end of an era where we have not been able to defend our country against long-range ballistic missile attacks.
Whatever it costs to defend our country, we will pay it.
They must insist that the excuses and prevarications stop, and that our elected leaders take all steps to defend our country, as completely as possible, from nuclear attack.
This accident points out the risk that our pilots take each and every time they climb into a cockpit to defend our country.
On the contrary, because we said let's defend our country, we have credibility in saying what direction we think the response should take.
We are pleased to offer our audio conferencing service to military personnel who are giving up so much to defend our country and freedom," explains Robert McGuire, Managing Partner of iWave.