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Definition of "defended" []

  • To protect (a person, place, etc) from harm or danger; ward off an attack on (verb)
  • To support in the face of criticism, esp by argument or evidence (verb)
  • To represent (a defendant) in court in a civil or criminal action (verb)
  • To guard or protect (oneself, one's goal, etc) against attack (verb)
  • To protect (a championship or title) against a challenge (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of defend. (verb)

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Use "defended" in a sentence
  • "Sen. John McCain defended his state's controversial immigration law, arguing Monday on the Senate floor that Arizona needed to approve the tough new measure to ensure the safety of its citizens."
  • "Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain defended his state's controversial immigration law, arguing Monday on the Senate floor that Arizona needed to approve the tough new measure to ensure the safety of its citizens."
  • "If we want to be defended from the unspeakable cruelties of the terrorist by methods that are too ghastly to be permitted, we want the cover-up of those methods."