defending (part of speech: verb)
covering, safeguarding, supporting, securing, upholding, countering, barring, protecting, shielding, arguing, sustaining, guarding, resisting, fending, backfiring, saving, buffering, sheltering, policing, counterattacking, opposing, warding, barricading, averting, screening
contending (part of speech: verb)
dissenting, wrestling, quarreling, facing, vying, confronting, antagonizing, hassling, contending, bickering, protesting, clashing, contrasting, brawling, struggling, withstanding, wrangling, conflicting, standing, encountering, disputing
apologizing (part of speech: verb)
disproving (part of speech: verb)
responding (part of speech: verb)
protecting (part of speech: verb)
- His agitation was now extreme, for he had no power of defending himself, and while he remained in this state of torturing expectation, a blaze of light burst upon the stair- case beneath him. - "A Sicilian Romance", Ann Radcliffe.
- " Of hiding," said he, " will I hear naught, but of defending am I full fain. - "The Blue Flower, and Others", Henry van Dyke.
- Two got shot defending the station, but after they surrendered to a quarter of their number we let them all go home. - "The New Germany", George Young.