Translation of "defend" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb uk us /dɪˈfend/

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

savunmak, müdafaa etmek
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

karşı koymak, eleştirilere karşı birini desteklemek
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

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

to try to stop the other sports team from scoring points

gol olmaması için savunma yapmak
defend a championship/title, etc

to try to win a match or competition that you have won before

bir şampiyonluğu/ünvanı korumak
defender noun [ C ]


savunucu, savunan

(Translation of “defend” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)