Bedeutung von “defend” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /dɪˈfend/
Extra Examples
The President paid tribute to the brave soldiers who had defended the country.She had tried to defend herself.He was only carrying the gun to defend himself.A country has every right to defend itself from terrorist attack.The soldiers had defended their country against attack.

B1 to protect someone or something from being attacked, especially by fighting:

The army was sent in to defend the country against enemy attack.
[ often reflexive ] She tried to defend herself with a knife.

B2 to support someone or something that is being criticized:

The newspaper's editor defended his decision to publish the photos.
LAW [ T ]

to try to show in a court that someone is not guilty of a crime:

He has hired two lawyers to defend him in court.
SPORT [ I, T ]

to try to stop the other sports team from scoring points

defend a championship/title, etc

to try to win a game or competition that you have won before:

She will be defending her title for the third year running.
defender noun [ C ]

(Definition von “defend” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)