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  • nounarmament; protection system
  • nounexplanation, justification

synonyms for defense

  • rejoinder
  • whitewash
  • argument
  • story
  • answer
  • reply
  • extenuation
  • return
  • exculpation
  • excuse
  • plea
  • vindication
  • response
  • exoneration
  • apology
  • retort
  • rationalization
  • apologia
  • fish story
  • song and dance
  • jive
  • cleanup
  • copout
  • apologetics
  • apologizing
  • excusing
  • explaining
  • off-time
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antonyms for defense

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  • harm
  • hurt
  • injury
  • betrayal
  • capitulation
  • desertion
  • flight
  • surrender
  • yielding
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How to use defense in a sentence

Atlanta has started bolstering its defenses against climate change, but in some cases this has only exacerbated divisions.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Much like the last time this club looked worthy of a title, in 2018, this defense is versatile enough to switch its assignments to guard ball screens.
EVERYTHING SHOULD BE ON THE TABLE FOR THE HOUSTON ROCKETS. EVEN JAMES HARDEN’S FUTURE.CHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 14, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
That key defense won’t change as more suits are filed, Kammer said.
GOT INTERRUPTION INSURANCE? THESE COMPANIES FOUND IT’S USELESS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19BERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 12, 2020FORTUNE
Tensions have been mounting locally between federal defense attorneys and prosecutors over practices during the pandemic.
FEDERAL JAIL DOWNTOWN NOW HAS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S WORST COVID OUTBREAKSMAYA SRIKRISHNANSEPTEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Matthews and his colleagues hypothesize that the plants might produce hexyl glucoside chemicals as a defense against the pests.
HOW DOES A CROP’S ENVIRONMENT SHAPE A FOOD’S SMELL AND TASTE?CAROLYN BEANSSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Miami was always going to be a tough cover for the Bucks, given how Milwaukee orchestrates its drop defense with Brook Lopez.
THE BUCKS PLAYED IT SAFE AND MADE THE WRONG KIND OF HISTORYCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 9, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The group is dynamic, a nightmare to match up against and a monster on defense.
THE ROCKETS’ NEW STARTING LINEUP IS JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE OF ITS POTENTIALMICHAEL PINASEPTEMBER 8, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
And all the while she fought him, she punctuated her blows with words, some abusing him, others in defense of her father.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
That, in the light of present conditions, is the most important thing for the necessary maintenance and defense of these islands.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Everything was placed in the best state of defense that time allowed, so that any attack of the enemy could be repulsed.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFENSE

  • advancement
  • aid
  • assistance
  • backing
  • campaigning for
  • championing
  • defense
  • encouragement
  • justification
  • pleading for
  • promotion
  • promulgation
  • propagation
  • proposal
  • recommendation
  • upholding
  • urging
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