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Synonyms for defence
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Princeton's WordNet

  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. 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.

  2. Butler:

    Man is supreme lord and master Of his own ruin and disaster, Controls his fate, but nothing less In ordering his own happiness: For all his care and providence Is too feeble a defence To render it secure and certain Against the injuries of Fortune; And oft, in spite of all his wit, Is lost by one unlucky hit, And ruined with a circumstance, And mere punctilio of a chance.

  3. Sartaj Aziz:

    Pakistan has serious concerns over these developments and will take all necessary measures to augment its defence capabilities.

  4. John Louth:

    Additional political scrutiny in defence tenders is never a bad thing.

  5. Bernhard Gerwert:

    For this reason, Airbus Defence and Space has decided to remove the Border Security business from the joint package and to retain it within Airbus Defence and Space, this means that the sales process for Defence Electronics shall continue as planned and can be finalised shortly.

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