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Synonyms for fend
fɛnd

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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

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  1. fend(v)

    Synonyms:
    ward off, avoid, parry

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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Justice Ginsburg:

    Supreme Court leaves women workers to fend for themselves, to seek contraceptive coverage from sources other than their employer's insurer, and, absent another available source of funding, to pay for contraceptive services out of their own pockets.

  5. Fortina Harris:

    We've been dogged out, misused, abused and we still need to pay water bills and wash our bodies, we don't get any supplement. No discounts or nothing for buying water. We got to fend for our self.


Translations for fend

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

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