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Synonyms for defence
dɪˈfɛnsde·fence

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  1. defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defencenoun

    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

  2. defense, defence, defending teamnoun

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

    "his teams are always good on defense"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

  3. defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyersnoun

    the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

    "the defense called for a mistrial"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offence, offense

  4. defense, defence, defense force, defence forcenoun

    an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

    "he joined the defense against invasion"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

  5. refutation, defense, defencenoun

    the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

    "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, falsification, defensive measure, demurrer, defence reaction, disproof, vindication, defense reaction, refutal, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, falsifying, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offence, offense

  6. defense, defence, vindicationnoun

    the justification for some act or belief

    "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, exoneration, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

  7. defensive structure, defense, defencenoun

    a structure used to defend against attack

    "the artillery battered down the defenses"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

  8. defense, defence, denial, demurrernoun

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

    "he gave evidence for the defense"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, self-abnegation, vindication, defense reaction, disaffirmation, defense lawyers, self-renunciation, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, demurral, abnegation, defense, defence force, demur, self-denial

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

  9. defense, defence, defensive measurenoun

    (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

    "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offence, offense

  10. defense, defencenoun

    protection from harm

    "sanitation is the best defense against disease"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

  11. defense, defencenoun

    the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

    "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defencenoun

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Defense.] protection, guard, buckler, bulwark, fortification, tower of strength

  2. defencenoun

    Synonyms:
    vindication, justification, apology, plea, excuse

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How to use defence in a sentence?

  1. Richard Bitzinger:

    Singapore is pretty desirable for every defence contractor, the value of winning a contract from Singapore goes beyond the dollars and cents. It is an affirmation of the product and the company.

  2. Novak Djokovic:

    I think Gasquet's backhand (is one of the) best one?handed backhands in the world, that's his weapon. He has a variety. He can play really well from defence and offence. I think he's also very skilled on the net. He improved his serve. He's an all?around player.

  3. French President Francois Hollande:

    There are already partnerships, but the idea is to have champions at a European level, in particular in some of the sectors of the future, i am thinking about renewable energy...and the shipping industry...and probably also in the defence industry there could be cooperation between French and Italian companies...This is also true for telecommunications if we want to have weight in this market.

  4. Shore Capital analyst Robin Speakman:

    After the defence review yesterday, there's been a realisation that actually prospects for this company and indeed its delivery remains very strong.

  5. Frederic Bourgaud:

    Plants generate defence molecules naturally, we ensure they produce as many of them as possible.


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