defended (part of speech: verb)
fended, averted, backfired, answered, barred, protected, covered, safeguarded, counterattacked, defended, returned, opposed, responded, rebutted, saved, barricaded, upheld, retorted, sustained, screened, policed, supported, replied, shielded, buffered, sheltered, guarded, argued, warded, secured
defied (part of speech: verb)
contended (part of speech: verb)
chafed (part of speech: verb)
hindered (part of speech: verb)
crippled, clogged, constipated, congested, restrained, fettered, mired, complicated, detained, curbed, deterred, plugged, thwarted, restricted, impaired, cramped, encumbered, choked, snarled, hamstrung, dammed, handicapped, bunged, interrupted, entrapped, dragged, constrained, bottlenecked, braked, entangled, caught, baffled, stayed, burdened, stopped, paralyzed, jammed, hampered, delayed, frustrated, tangled, crimped, snagged, blocked, fouled
resisted (part of speech: verb)
stood fast, snubbed, stood firm
opposed (part of speech: verb)
- When he had been away from home for some ten years, the longing to see his boy had grown too strong to be resisted, and he had written to his father asking for permission to return. - "The Wooden Horse", Hugh Walpole.
- Third, Evil must never be resisted by means of evil. - "Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy", Otto Heller.
- He felt his hair about to stand on end with terror, but resisted with all his might. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.