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fend for, support, defend
v. argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
defend, maintain
v. state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
fight down, fight back, defend, oppose, fight
v. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
defend
v. be on the defensive; act against an attack
hold, guard, defend
v. protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
defend, champion
v. protect or fight for as a champion
represent, defend
v. be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
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affirm, support, substantiate, sustain, corroborate, confirm
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
affirm, support, substantiate, sustain, corroborate, confirm
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
purport
v. have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
pretend, profess
v. state insincerely; "He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt"; "She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber"; "She pretends to be an expert on wine"
advocate, preach
v. speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
symbolise, symbolize
v. represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols; "The poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"
fend for, support, defend
v. argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
fend for, support, defend
v. argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
vindicate
v. clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
maintain, uphold
v. support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
maintain, uphold
v. support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear, acquit
v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
keep going, patronage, patronise, support, patronize
v. be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
say, aver, allege
v. report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
defend, maintain
v. state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
combat, battle
v. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
tilt
v. charge with a tilt
defend
v. be on the defensive; act against an attack
ward, guard
v. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect; "guard my possessions while I'm away"
hold, guard, defend
v. protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
screen, shield
v. protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
cover
v. to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
defend, champion
v. protect or fight for as a champion
maintain, keep, sustain
v. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
maintain, keep, sustain
v. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
hold up, sustain, support, hold
v. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
hold up, sustain, support, hold
v. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
encourage
v. inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
escort
v. accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
escort
v. accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
espouse, follow, adopt
v. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
plunk for, plump for, indorse, support, endorse, back
v. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
plunk for, plump for, indorse, support, endorse, back
v. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
encourage, further, boost, advance, promote
v. contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
back up, support
v. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
stand
v. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
stand
v. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
shelter
v. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
shelter
v. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
preserve
v. keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
hold up, hold, withstand, defy
v. resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
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accuse, charge
v. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"
combat, battle
v. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
assail, attack
v. launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
bust, raid
v. search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"
prosecute
v. bring a criminal action against (in a trial); "The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"
stand
v. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
remain firm, stand
v. hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
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