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Turkish translation of “defy”

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defy

verb
 
 
/dɪˈfaɪ/
[T] to refuse to obey someone or something
itaati reddetmek, karşı koymak, hiçe saymak
Some of these children openly defy their teachers.DisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantBad and wrong behaviour
defy belief/description/explanation, etc to be impossible to believe/describe/explain, etc
inanması/tarifi/tasviri/izahı güç olmak
His attitude defies belief.Possible and probable
defy sb to do sth to tell someone to do something that you think will be impossible
meydan okumak, birine imkansız bir şeyi yapmasını söylemek
I defy you to prove that I'm wrong.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
Translations of “defy”
in Korean 거부하다…
in Arabic يَتَحَدَّى, يَعْصي…
in French défier…
in Italian sfidare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對抗, 違抗, 反抗…
in Russian открыто не повиноваться…
in Polish przeciwstawiać się…
in Spanish desafiar…
in Portuguese desobedecer…
in German herausfordern, trotzen…
in Catalan desobeir…
in Japanese (人、もの)に反抗する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对抗, 违抗, 反抗…
(Definition of defy from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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