a protective covering or structure
armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
carapace, shell, cuticle, shield(verb)
hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
harbor, harbour, shield(verb)
hold back a thought or feeling about
"She is harboring a grudge against him"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.
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