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synonyms for defied

  • confront
  • disregard
  • elude
  • flout
  • ignore
  • mock
  • oppose
  • provoke
  • resist
  • ridicule
  • spurn
  • thwart
  • violate
  • withstand
  • baffle
  • beard
  • brave
  • contemn
  • dare
  • defeat
  • deride
  • despise
  • face
  • foil
  • front
  • gibe
  • insult
  • repel
  • repulse
  • scorn
  • slight
  • stick
  • venture
  • fly in face of
  • hang tough
  • hurl defiance at
  • make my day
  • outdare
  • stick fast
  • take one on
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antonyms for defied

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  • aid
  • assist
  • flatter
  • help
  • note
  • pay attention
  • praise
  • regard
  • respect
  • abet
  • admire
  • attract
  • commend
  • compliment
  • encourage
  • give up
  • hide
  • like
  • love
  • give in
  • obey
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use defied in a sentence

Cowardice prompted him to remain silent, and something which defied silence prompted him at last to talk.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
You have defied the power of Holy Church as you have defied the power of our sovereign lady, and justice is upon you.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The chief peril was that in which Sir Hugh was placed, now that he had openly defied the doctor.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Prothero's case defied all rule and precedent, and Brodrick was not prepared with a judgment of his own.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
I defied them all; they laid wait for me, attacked me all together, and killed my horse, yet I wounded three of them.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
He defied all detractors in the most uncompromising way: they were liars and slanderers, and he only wished he knew their names.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
Her voice defied, almost repelled him; but her face turned to him with its involuntary surrender.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
Then, as if her genius defied the ultimate corruption, it soared and made itself its own funeral fire.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The woolly stems of the millet, likewise, defied their insatiable appetites.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
What pleasure or benefit could arise from this snarling contradiction, would have defied a wiser brain than Ida's to determine.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
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