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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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Unlike Blumenthal (who, adhering to tradition, defended state laws
lt;The soldiers defended the fort against enemy troops.
The former Rangers vice-chairman added: "I would have defended one of the Nazi war criminals - because that is my job.
A month after that interview, Pryor defended Moore's practice of only allowing Christian prayers to open his court sessions.
Insisting that human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception, he declared that "a human embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human beings.
Ortec's chairman and CEO stated, "This is the second challenge from a competitor Ortec has successfully defended.
The Georgetown group that defended soft drinks and sugar has a "partnership" with the Grocery Manufacturers of America and has received grants from the Sugar Association.
The Service's position regarding an issue should be defended and argued by the examiner who developed and is responsible for the issue in the first place.
Humanist Manifesto II was unique in that it defended human rights on a global scale, arguing, for example, for the right to travel beyond national frontiers at a time when people behind the Iron Curtain were prohibited from doing so.
Speaking to Morton Mintz, who first reported the tobacco-ACLI link in 1993, Ira Glasser defended having accepted the money.
A "must-read" for general counsel, in-house attorneys, major corporate executives, and trial lawyers, this book is based on real-life cases and trials where punitive damages have been successfully defended.
797 (1989), however, the insurer who defended the insured under a reservation of rights letter, and whose policy was deemed not to provide coverage, was entitled to recover from the insured the amount of the good-faith settlement into which the insurer entered.
USC senior Virginia Powell defended her title in the 100hurdles in 12.
All other passing options from the low-post double team will simply be defended by the wings, as shown in Diag.
He used to introduce them as possible "interpretations" of papal teaching, but then defended them as the absolute truth.