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Synonyms for defence
dɪˈfɛns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(noun)

    (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 team(noun)

    (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 lawyers(noun)

    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 force(noun)

    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, defence(noun)

    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, vindication(noun)

    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, defence(noun)

    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, demurrer(noun)

    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 measure(noun)

    (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, defence(noun)

    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, defence(noun)

    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. defence(n.)

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

  2. defence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    vindication, justification, apology, plea, excuse

How to pronounce defence?

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How to say defence in sign language?

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How to use defence in a sentence?

  1. Minister Ng:

    Rising nationalism and improving economies have fuelled many Asian countries to spend larger and larger sums to modernise their militaries, so as you look around at our security challenges, this troubled peace around us reaffirms our policy on steady and prudent defence spending.

  2. Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk:

    As far as electricity is concerned, these supplies can be provided exclusively based on a decision by the Security and Defence Council.

  3. Wang Chung-yi:

    Taiping Island's defence capabilities will not be weak, as far as Taiping Island is concerned, we still maintain not so much a military as a civil role.

  4. Indian Army:

    India's acquisition of weapons and defence equipment from Russia has been the most enduring part of the India-Russia strategic partnership.

  5. London Capital Group Kelly:

    All this geopolitical tension is helping these defence stocks, and the fact that they are going to increase the anti-terrorist spend is aiding and abetting these moves upwards.


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