defended (part of speech: verb)
covered, safeguarded, supported, secured, upheld, countered, barricaded, protected, shielded, argued, sustained, guarded, resisted, fended, backfired, saved, buffered, sheltered, policed, counterattacked, opposed, warded, barred, averted, screened
contended (part of speech: verb)
dissented, wrestled, quarreled, faced, vied, confronted, antagonized, hassled, contended, bickered, protested, clashed, contrasted, brawled, struggled, withstood, wrangled, conflicted, stood, encountered, disputed
disproved (part of speech: verb)
protected (part of speech: verb)
responded (part of speech: verb)
apologized (part of speech: verb)
- If saved at all, the city must be defended in the field, not in the streets. - "The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77", Samuel Adams Drake.
- Now, although solitude is a prepared, secured, defended, elaborate possession of the rich, they too deny themselves the natural solitude of a woman with a child. - "Essays", Alice Meynell.
- Others have defended it through thick and thin. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.