defend


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to keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

to support against arguments, attack, or criticism

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protect against a challenge or attack

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protect or fight for as a champion

be the defense counsel for someone in a trial

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state or assert

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Trilling defends, for example, George Orwell's confrontation of political life, but dislikes Hemingway's later efforts to become what we would call politically correct, and he detests Theodore Dreiser's late conversion to Communism.
As humanists, we need to continue to defend the growth of democratic institutions; we need to guarantee human rights not only for our own society or country but for all members of the world community.
was even more direct: "We have a clear threat to our security that we have the technology to defend against but, so far, not the will.
With the failure to defend issue now resolved in its favor, MGA will seek the earliest available trial date to recover damages.
Ball Defender" (X2) must prevent dribble penetration and drive to the basket and encourage the offense to pass the ball as often as possible--the more passes the opponents make, the greater the chance of a turnover and the more time the defense has bought to allow other defensive teammates to get back to help defend the basket (Diag.
As noted in a concurring opinion, "If the Court decides the insurer has a duty, to defend in this case, it is hard to imagine a situation where the insurer's duty to defend would not be triggered.
If we can defend free speech for the Nazis and the Klan, we can sure as hell do it for Philip Morris," he says.
We defend the pick and roll from the wing, elbow, corner, and top of the key.
As Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) observed, "for the first time in American history, we are unable to defend our own borders and skies.
Allstate decision and how it has since affected insurers and their defense counsel clouds the issue of how aggressively insurers may defend first-party and bad-faith claims.
What lives in a cooperative colony, has a queen that bears all of the young, and workers that defend the home nest from intruders?
They discussed the best legal strategies to defend cocaine smugglers and distributors: how to spot a juror with a soft spot for drug smugglers, how to combat the government's use of informants to crack dealer networks, and how to make narcotics agents look silly on the witness stand.
UCLA senior Chelsea Johnson broke her own NCAA record in the pole vault with a jump of 15 feet, 1inch to successfully defend her conference title.
In this case to defend oneself in order to defend the other could be a duty.