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Synonyms for fend
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fend(verb)

    try to manage without help

    "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"

    Synonyms:
    resist, stand

  2. resist, stand, fend(verb)

    withstand the force of something

    "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

    Synonyms:
    jib, put up, baulk, reject, stand, stand firm, resist, abide, support, hold out, withstand, stomach, digest, suffer, balk, brook, dissent, stick out, tolerate, remain firm, place upright, endure, stand up, bear, defy, refuse, protest

How to use fend in a sentence?

  1. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    Our troops are at all times prepared to return equipment to their former positions and quickly fend off the enemy.

  2. Jasper Lawler:

    Brent crude above $35 per barrel and copper above $2 per pound should be enough to fend off commodity sector bears into the year end.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    This is important as part of the fixed policy between us and the United States, our ally, and also important in order to fend off the regional threats, chief of which is the Iranian threat, of course.

  4. Michael Kugelman:

    These high turnover issues increase the possibility that when U.S.-led forces leave Afghanistan for good, whenever that is, they will be leaving Afghan forces unable to fend off a still-ferocious insurgency.

  5. Shyam Saran:

    No one man is in charge. It’s a negotiating team, sometimes the India team does get preoccupied by having to fend off all these attacks, but they will not buckle under finger pointing from a small group of Western countries.

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#17963tolerate
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#29907defy
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Translations for fend

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  • отклонявам, парирам, грижа сеBulgarian
  • pitää huolta, pitää puolta, itse, pärjätä, torjua, selviytyäFinnish

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