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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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Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq said the bowlers would have been able to defend a total of 140 or more if the batsmen had done their job.
While people who peddle fake news should be hold accountable, De Lima said Filipinos should defend 'anyone and everyone who is in the rightful, responsible and accountable exercise of their rights.
Is the duty to indemnify without a corresponding duty to defend an anomaly, or at least a bit illogical?
If I can defend it, great; if I don't I'm not going to let it affect me too much.
There's all sorts of different ways the law is unclear," Rottinghaus said, adding that the state constitution allows the attorney general to choose how "effectively" to defend a law.
In Washington, if coverage is not clear from the face of the complaint but may exist, the insurer must investigate the claim and give the insured the benefit of the doubt in determining whether the insurer has an obligation to defend.
and the Storm also look to defend their boys title at 1:50.
But I know I wouldn't be where I am today if I couldn't defend.
It's not only the defence that defends - it's also the strikers.
It does not appear decent of Kazmi, a trustee of a Shiite mosque in downtown Bhendi Bazar, to defend a terrorist," the organization said.
defend is used for a danger or an attack that is actual or threatening.
Israel Vazquez will defend his World Boxing Council super bantamweight belt against the vicious Rafael Marquez on March3 at Home Depot Center in Carson.
According to the editor, only religious leaders "should be permitted to publicly defend their religion's tenets [in criticizing homosexuality].
But when John Hood, president of the John Locke Foundation, a free market think tank in North Carolina, set out to defend the social value of product promotion, he found himself up against an unexpected group of critics: advertisers themselves.