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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To ward or fend off; to drive back or away; to repel.

2. (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.

3. (v. t.) To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against; attack; to maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town; to defend a cause; to defend character; to defend the absent; -- sometimes followed by from or against; as, to defend one's self from, or against, one's enemies.

4. (v. t.) To deny the right of the plaintiff in regard to (the suit, or the wrong charged); to oppose or resist, as a claim at law; to contest, as a suit.

Greek
626. apologeomai -- to give an account of oneself, hence to defend ...
... to give an account of oneself, hence to defend oneself. Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: apologeomai Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ol-og-eh'-om-ahee) Short ...
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292. amunomai -- to ward off
... to ward off. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: amunomai Phonetic Spelling:
(am-oo'-nom-ahee) Short Definition: I defend Definition: I ward off, defend ...
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1344. dikaioo -- to show to be righteous, declare righteous
... declare righteous. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dikaioo Phonetic Spelling:
(dik-ah-yo'-o) Short Definition: I make righteous, defend the cause of ...
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1314. diaphulasso -- to guard carefully
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diaphulasso Phonetic Spelling: (dee-af-oo-
las'-so) Short Definition: I guard carefully, protect, defend Definition: I ...
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1556. ekdikeo -- to vindicate, to avenge
... to avenge. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekdikeo Phonetic Spelling:
(ek-dik-eh'-o) Short Definition: I give justice over, defend, avenge, vindicate ...
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379. anapologetos -- without excuse
... 379 () then refers to something that completely lacks merit. [379 () comes
from " privative" ("not") and ("to defend, excuse"). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1598. ganan -- to cover, surround, defend
... 1597, 1598. ganan. 1599 . to cover, surround, defend. Transliteration: ganan
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-nan') Short Definition: defend. Word Origin a prim. ...
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8199. shaphat -- to judge, govern
... root Definition to judge, govern NASB Word Usage acting like a judge (1), already
he is acting (1), argue our case (1), decide (1), defend (3), deliver (1 ...
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5526. cakak -- to overshadow, screen, cover
... cover, defense, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up Or sakak
(Exod. 33:22) {saw-kak'}; a primitive root; properly, to ...
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3467. yasha -- to deliver
... avenging, defend, deliverer, help, preserve, rescue, be safe,. A primitive
root; properly, to be open, wide or free, ie (by implication ...
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7682. sagab -- to be (inaccessibly) high
... defend, exalt, be excellent, be, set on high, lofty, be safe, set up on high,.
A primitive root; to be (causatively, make) lofty, especially ...
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5337. natsal -- to strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered ...
... to snatch away, at all, defend, deliver self, escape, without fail, part,
pluck,. A primitive root; to snatch away, whether in a ...
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5975. amad -- to take one's stand, stand
... 2), appointed (15), arise (11), arisen (1), arose (3), attend* (1), attended (1),
broke (1), changed (1), confirmed (2), continue (1), defend (2), delay (2 ...
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1777. din -- to judge
... root Definition to judge NASB Word Usage administer (1), defend (1), dispute (1),
execute judgment (1), govern (1), judge (9), judges (2), plead (2), pled (1 ...
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7378. rib -- to strive, contend
... roob}; a primitive root; properly, to toss, ie Grapple; mostly figuratively, to
wrangle, ie Hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend -- adversary, chide ...
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Library

To Defend the Weak, or to Help Strangers, or to Perform Similar ...
... Book II. Chapter XXI. To defend the weak, or to help strangers, or to perform
similar duties� To defend the weak, or to help strangers ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xxi to defend the.htm

Whether an Advocate is Bound to Defend the Suits of the Poor?
... OF INJUSTICE IN JUDGMENT ON THE PART OF COUNSEL (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether an
advocate is bound to defend the suits of the poor? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether an advocate is bound.htm

Seek Ye a Patron to Defend?
... No. 98 Seek ye a Patron to defend? SAINTS, St. Peter Seek ye a Patron to defend?
Si vis Patronum quaerere. Translated by Father Caswall Nicola A. Montani. ...
/.../various/the st gregory hymnal and catholic choir book/no 98 seek ye a.htm

Whether it is Lawful for the Accused to Defend Himself with ...
... OF SINS COMMITTED AGAINST JUSTICE ON THE PART OF THE DEFENDANT (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether
it is lawful for the accused to defend himself with calumnies? ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is lawful for 7.htm

Whether a Man who is Condemned to Death May Lawfully Defend ...
... OF SINS COMMITTED AGAINST JUSTICE ON THE PART OF THE DEFENDANT (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether
a man who is condemned to death may lawfully defend himself if he can? ...
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The Other Passages of Scripture which they Employ to Defend their ...
... Of Prayer. John Calvin Chapter 25 The other passages of Scripture which
they employ to defend their error are miserably wrested.� ...
/.../of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 25 the other passages.htm

By this News Sennacherim was Led to Return in Order to Defend his ...
... The Sacred History Of Sulpitius Severus. Book I. Chapter LI. By this news Sennacherim
was led to return in order to defend his own territories� ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter li by this news.htm

Now, if These Arguments Hold Good, Why Should we not Defend...
... Chapter XIII. Now, if these arguments hold good, why should we not defend
Now, if these arguments hold good, why should we not ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xiii now if these.htm

Friendship of Basil and of Gregory, the Theologian; Being Peers in ...
... Book VI. Chapter XVII."Friendship of Basil and of Gregory, the Theologian;
being Peers in Wisdom, they defend the Nicene Doctrines. ...
/.../chapter xvii friendship of basil and.htm

Concerning Paulinus and Meletius, Chief-Priests of Antioch; How ...
... XIII."Concerning Paulinus and Meletius, Chief-Priests of Antioch; how Eusebius and
Lucifer antagonized One Another; Eusebius and Hilarius defend the Nicene ...
/.../chapter xiii concerning paulinus and meletius.htm

Thesaurus
Defend (38 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against; attack; to
maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town ...
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Vindicate (18 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert
convincingly; to sustain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title ...
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Protection (19 Occurrences)
... Protection (19 Occurrences). Luke 18:3 A widow was in that city, and she often
came to him, saying,'Defend me from my adversary!' (See NAS). ...
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Maintain (50 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish. ...
5. (vt) To affirm; to support or defend by argument. ...
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Legal (13 Occurrences)
... replied. (WEY). Luke 18:3 A widow was in that city, and she often came to
him, saying,'Defend me from my adversary!' (See NAS). Luke ...
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Widow (71 Occurrences)
... Luke 18:3 A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying,'Defend me
from my adversary!' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Ward (27 Occurrences)
... guard during the day time. 14. (n.) To defend; to protect. 15. (n.) To defend
by walls, fortifications, etc. 16. (n.) To fend off; to ...
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Fortification (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The act of fortifying; the art or science
of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy. ...
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Maim (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person on fighting
less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary. ...
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Contest (7 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend;
as, the troops contested every inch of ground. 3. (vt) To ...
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Concordance
Defend (38 Occurrences)

Luke 12:11
When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don't be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say;
(See NIV)

Luke 18:3
A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying,'Defend me from my adversary!'
(WEB)

Luke 18:5
yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"
(WEB)

Luke 21:14
Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate beforehand how to answer,
(See NAS NIV)

Acts 7:24
Seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him who was oppressed, striking the Egyptian.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 25:16
My reply was that it is not the custom among the Romans to give up any one for punishment before the accused has had his accusers face to face, and has had an opportunity of defending himself against the charge which has been brought against him.
(Root in WEY NIV)

Acts 26:2
"As regards all the accusations brought against me by the Jews," he said, "I think myself fortunate, King Agrippa, in being about to defend myself to-day before you,
(WEY)

Judges 6:31
But Jo'ash said to all who were arrayed against him, "Will you contend for Ba'al? Or will you defend his cause? Whoever contends for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because his altar has been pulled down."
(DBY RSV NIV)

Judges 10:1
And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 19:34
'For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 20:6
I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 8:11
In those letters, the king granted the Jews who were in every city to gather themselves together, and to defend their life, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, their little ones and women, and to plunder their possessions,
(WEB NAS RSV)

Esther 9:16
The other Jews who were in the king's provinces gathered themselves together, defended their lives, had rest from their enemies, and killed seventy-five thousand of those who hated them; but they didn't lay their hand on the plunder.
(Root in WEB NAS RSV)

Job 13:15
Behold, if he slay me, yet would I trust in him; but I will defend mine own ways before him.
(DBY RSV NIV)

Psalms 5:11
But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice, Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them. Let them also who love your name be joyful in you.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)

Psalms 20:1
The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 35:23
Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!
(WEB)

Psalms 43:1
Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.
(See RSV)

Psalms 45:4
In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.
(See RSV)

Psalms 59:1
Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 72:4
He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, and will break the oppressor in pieces.
(See RSV NIV)

Psalms 74:22
Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.
(See NIV)

Psalms 82:3
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
(WEB KJV WBS NIV)

Proverbs 31:9
Let your mouth be open, judging rightly, and give right decisions in the cause of the poor and those in need.
(See NAS NIV)

Ecclesiastes 4:12
And two attacked by one would be safe, and three cords twisted together are not quickly broken.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 1:17
Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 1:23
Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 19:20
It will be for a sign and for a witness to Yahweh of Armies in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yahweh because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior and a defender, and he will deliver them.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV NIV)

Isaiah 31:5
As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
(KJV WBS)

Isaiah 37:35
'For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 38:6
I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 5:28
They have become fat and strong: they have gone far in works of evil: they give no support to the cause of the child without a father, so that they may do well; they do not see that the poor man gets his rights.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 50:34
Their Redeemer is strong; Yahweh of Armies is his name: he will thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 51:36
Therefore thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry.
(See NIV)

Daniel 3:16
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
(See NIV)

Hosea 13:10
Where is your king now, that he may save you in all your cities? And your judges, of whom you said,'Give me a king and princes?'
(See RSV)

Zechariah 9:15
Yahweh of Armies will defend them; and they will destroy and overcome with sling stones; and they will drink, and roar as through wine; and they will be filled like bowls, like the corners of the altar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Zechariah 12:8
In that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem. He who is feeble among them at that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of Yahweh before them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Subtopics

Defend

Related Terms

Vindicate (18 Occurrences)

Protection (19 Occurrences)

Maintain (50 Occurrences)

Legal (13 Occurrences)

Widow (71 Occurrences)

Ward (27 Occurrences)

Fortification (5 Occurrences)

Maim (4 Occurrences)

Contest (7 Occurrences)

Assert (1 Occurrence)

Apron (1 Occurrence)

Support (135 Occurrences)

Defense (49 Occurrences)

Protect (32 Occurrences)

Contend (56 Occurrences)

Defending (6 Occurrences)

Shield (65 Occurrences)

Sadducees (14 Occurrences)

Vouch (1 Occurrence)

Keeps (154 Occurrences)

Nergalsharezer (2 Occurrences)

Nationality (5 Occurrences)

Nergal-sharezer (2 Occurrences)

Often (74 Occurrences)

Oft (18 Occurrences)

Jo'ash (44 Occurrences)

Jeremy (2 Occurrences)

Justify (19 Occurrences)

Garrison (15 Occurrences)

Gets (122 Occurrences)

Godlike (4 Occurrences)

Grant (87 Occurrences)

Guard (185 Occurrences)

Wear (56 Occurrences)

War (529 Occurrences)

Wall (227 Occurrences)

Won't (144 Occurrences)

Injustice (32 Occurrences)

Festus (14 Occurrences)

Fortunate (4 Occurrences)

Flying (22 Occurrences)

Hazor (19 Occurrences)

Tribune (18 Occurrences)

Regards (43 Occurrences)

Riblah (12 Occurrences)

Edict (22 Occurrences)

Esarhaddon (3 Occurrences)

Eventually (2 Occurrences)

Defended (4 Occurrences)

Defences (3 Occurrences)

Drenched (11 Occurrences)

Mole (2 Occurrences)

Myself (395 Occurrences)

Plea (35 Occurrences)

Pulled (84 Occurrences)

Plead (64 Occurrences)

Purim (5 Occurrences)

Pur (3 Occurrences)

Preserve (61 Occurrences)

Porcius (1 Occurrence)

Bothers (1 Occurrence)

Ba'al (55 Occurrences)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Buckler (19 Occurrences)

Bestir (4 Occurrences)

Bodyguard (23 Occurrences)

Boisterous (5 Occurrences)

Bothering (3 Occurrences)

Contends (6 Occurrences)

Cover (254 Occurrences)

Catechist

Coffer (3 Occurrences)

Continual (55 Occurrences)

Champion (7 Occurrences)

Continually (180 Occurrences)

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Annihilate (8 Occurrences)

Assault (8 Occurrences)

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