What are some alternative words for defense?

Synonyms for defensedɪˈfɛns or, esp. for 7,9 , ˈdi fɛns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defense, defence, defensive measure(noun)

    (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    criminal prosecution, prosecution, offense, offence

  2. defense, defence(noun)

    protection from harm

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    criminal prosecution, prosecution, offense, offence

  3. defense, defence, defending team(noun)

    (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    prosecution, offence, offense, criminal prosecution

  4. defense, defence, vindication(noun)

    the justification for some act or belief

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, exoneration, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    prosecution, offense, criminal prosecution, offence

  5. defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(noun)

    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    criminal prosecution, prosecution, offense, offence

  6. Department of Defense, Defense Department, United States Department of Defense, Defense, DoD(noun)

    the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

    Synonyms:
    defence reaction, refutation, demurrer, denial, defense force, defending team, defensive measure, defence, defence mechanism, vindication, defence force, defense team, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defensive structure, defense lawyers

    Antonyms:
    offence, offense, criminal prosecution, prosecution

  7. defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyers(noun)

    the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offence, prosecution, offense, criminal prosecution

  8. refutation, defense, defence(noun)

    the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, falsification, defensive measure, demurrer, defence reaction, disproof, vindication, defense reaction, refutal, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, falsifying, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    prosecution, offense, offence, criminal prosecution

  9. defense, defence, defense force, defence force(noun)

    an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, offence, criminal prosecution, prosecution

  10. defensive structure, defense, defence(noun)

    a structure used to defend against attack

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    offense, criminal prosecution, prosecution, offence

  11. defense, defence, denial, demurrer(noun)

    a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, self-abnegation, vindication, defense reaction, disaffirmation, defense lawyers, self-renunciation, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, demurral, abnegation, defense, defence force, demur, self-denial

    Antonyms:
    criminal prosecution, offense, prosecution, offence

  12. defense, defence(noun)

    the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

    Synonyms:
    defense team, defence mechanism, defensive structure, demurrer, defence reaction, vindication, defense reaction, defense lawyers, defending team, denial, defense mechanism, defense force, refutation, defensive measure, defence, defense, defence force

    Antonyms:
    prosecution, offense, offence, criminal prosecution

Wiktionary

  1. defense(noun)

    Antonyms:
    offense

  2. defense(noun)

    The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.

    Antonyms:
    offense

  3. defense(noun)

    Anything employed to oppose attack(s).

    Antonyms:
    offense

  4. defense(noun)

    An argument in support or justification of something.

    Antonyms:
    offense

  5. defense(noun)

    Government policy or structure related to the military.

    Antonyms:
    offense

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defense

    The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.

    Synonyms:
    apology, bulwark, fortress, guard, justification, protection, rampart, resistance, safeguard, shelter, shield, vindication

    Antonyms:
    abandonment, betrayal, capitulation, desertion, flight, surrender

    Preposition:
    Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

defence, defensive, défense, defending, defend, defenses, defensa, self-defense, military, advocacy


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