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defense

de·fense

defense

 
 
pronunciation:
dih fens
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of defending.
synonyms:
protection, shielding
antonyms:
attack
similar words:
convoy, fortification, support
definition 2: something that defends; means of defending.
synonyms:
protection, safeguard, shield
similar words:
bastion, bulwark, explanation, fortification, guard, rampart, screen, security
definition 3: a justifying or supporting argument.
synonyms:
justification, vindication
similar words:
alibi, apology, argument, excuse, explanation, plea
definition 4: the methods used in defending an accused person in a court of law.
similar words:
alibi, plea
definition 5: the lawyer employed to represent a defendant in a court of law.
synonyms:
attorney, counsel, counselor, lawyer
derivations: defenseless (adj.), defenselessly (adv.), defenseless (n.), defenselessness (n.)