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Ver definición en español de defender
1(physically)(country/territory) defenderto defend sth/sb from/against sth/sb — defender algo/a algn de algo/algnshe knows how to defend herself — sabe defenderse
- Heavy guns were put into position on Singapore island to defend it against attack from the sea.
- Frontline, set up three years ago, works to protect and defend human rights workers in danger across the world.
- The Board was set up in 1760 to ‘protect, support and defend the interests and religious rights and customs of the Jewish community in the UK’.
- He spoke to the Assembly and argued for the development of a military force capable of defending the city against attack from aggressors.
- I did a terrible job of defending it against those attacks.
- By defending their innocence and resisting fascism, the Rosenbergs literally broke the back of the Cold War.
- And you do not defend bigots by attacking people who refuse to listen to bigotry pretending to be substantive discussion.
- They would not attack you unless to defend their territory but can be quite aggressive to each other.
- Yet we had a treaty with Vietnam saying that if they were attacked, we'd defend them.
- Admiral Sampson urged him to attack the batteries defending the entrance to the harbor.
- After the capture of Harfleur, he defended it against French attacks and was rewarded by promotion in 1416 to ducal rank.
- When a citizen joins the military, he or she takes an oath to protect and defend the country.
- I was in Nicaragua in 1988 and saw small groups of soldiers defending each bridge from attacks - a very expensive undertaking for a small country.
- In an attack it was awkward to move and set-up - but in defence it was a very dangerous weapon for anyone attacking a position defended by Vickers machine guns.
- I will protect and defend this country by taking the fight to the enemy.
- Now we call on him one more time to preserve, protect and defend our nation and all for which it stands.
- By the film's end, he finds himself in the painful position of defending the bridge from attack by fellow officers who want to destroy it to prevent Japanese trains from using it.
- Squadrons will create their own missions by attacking and defending their bases and getting their bases supplied - by whatever means necessary.
- The resolution of the attack depends upon the number of points that can be brought to bear in attacking and defending that territory.
- That day, military service men and women launched, sailed, soared, and landed in harm's way to defend America's home front.
2.1(ideal/cause/person) defendershe was quick to defend him — salió rápidamente a defenderlo / en su defensa
- he said nothing to defend himself — no dijo nada en su defensa / para defenderse
- Everyone adores money, why not the doctors, I asked, in a feeble attempt to defend my colleagues and take the easy way out of a pointless argument.
- So on this occasion I write to defend you out of principle, not likemindedness.
- She seemed speechless, so Carla spoke up to defend her.
- I was a little shocked at the fact that he was attempting to defend me.
- What angered many of the townspeople most was Atticus's attempt to truly defend Tom.
- She was quick to defend the people she wrote about and testified to her deep respect for them.
- He's defended the country's pro-nuclear policy previously.
- The leaders have no clear policy to defend our people.
- Should we defend Sligo's famous son or are the criticisms justifiable.
- Kirby defended Alan and made excuses for his rude, harassing behavior.
- The Board of Trustees thinks it's entitled to speak for the whole community when it defends him.
- I have found myself defending this guy over the years, writing him off as a spirited, competitive coach doing wild, crazy things in the heat of battle.
- Jeremy said little, but I could tell by his expression that he considered defending Nick a more acceptable excuse than defending Jeremy himself.
- Both men vigorously denied any wrongdoing, staunchly defended their men, and aggressively justified the customary practices of the department.
- My new mother did not dare speak out against my father to defend me.
- We thrill to their victories, commit their most heroic moments to memory, defend our favourite players with almost theological passion.
- John explained the man would now defend him if anyone abused him.
- They will defend him when he acts boldly to advance democracy and excuse him when he doesn't.
- You seem to be in a double bind in that you can't really speak about defending yourself and yet the allegations against you seem to mount?
- Despite disagreeing with his colleagues, he has defended their right to speak out.
- he said nothing to defend himself — no dijo nada en su defensa / para defenderse
3Derechodefendershe hired a lawyer to defend her — contrató a un abogado para que la defendiera
- He said private lawyers would also make the trial fairer since the government is the complainant in the case, the prosecutor and at the same time expected to provide lawyers to defend the accused.
- The availability of an action by a client for breach of contract or negligence against his lawyer for the lawyer's conduct in defending or prosecuting a civil or criminal case is limited.
- Many European lawyers refused to defend the accused.
- Lawyers defending the accused would also be vetted, and vital evidence could be withheld from them to stop ‘sensitive’ information being made public.
- The question was whether the domestic Court of Appeal should properly have decided the case without trial counsel being allowed to defend the accused.
- In an opinion as to the prospects of an appeal, Mr Birnbaum QC, who defended the appellant at trial, stated that the summing up afforded no grounds for criticism.
- Merck & Co. is now defending an estimated 700 lawsuits brought against them in the US related to Vioxx.
- She was defending a man accused of stealing his brother-in-law's car.
- Uniformed lawyers now assigned to defend the detainees have become among the most forceful critics of the system.
- But counsel defending the father, explained that the child had run out in front of a car, placing himself in danger, and that the parents were at the end of their tether.
- And speaking about defense attorneys getting ulcers trying to defend their clients, don't worry about this.
- Reigning champion Payne successfully defended his title when he beat the number one seed Jonathan Clark, to whom he had lost 3-2 on the only previous occasion the pair had met.
- A thrilling finish saw Hardy Eustace successfully defend his Champion Hurdle title, edging out Harchibald and Brave Inca on the line.
- If the champions are to defend their title successfully then there can be simply no more days like these.
- As things stand everything now points to the champions successfully defending their title.
- South African flyweight champion Phumzile Matyhila, who has defended his title successfully for a number of fights, will now challenge for the light flyweight division title.
- Victory in that bout could see Wharton face Sheffield's Clinton Woods, if Woods successfully defends his European title against Spain's Juan Perez Nelongo of Spain tonight.
- The girls are working towards several competitions, including defending their title at the UK Street Dance Championships in November.
- Young Tom defended his title successfully in 1869 and again in 1870, so winning outright the then trophy of a silver-adorned red Morocco leather belt.
- The fanatical Fulham fan successfully defended his Southern title last February with a 10-round points success over Harrow's Matthew Tait.
- They have successfully defended their title against 15 bands at the 18th annual Youth Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain.
- The inclement weather turned out to be the main disturbing factor for the tournament last year in which Magnus Norman from Sweden successfully defended his title.
- Norman again successfully defended his title.
- Hendrik Bottger, from Wales, successfully defended the title he won last year in a time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 21 seconds.
- He successfully defended his seat last year against the challenge of Conservative Derek Scholes, and will not come up for reselection until 2007.
- The undefeated super middleweight champion defended his WBO title 14 times after beating Chris Eubank in 1997.
- He successfully defended his title at Glen View one year later, then repeated the feat, again at the Myopia Hunt Club, in 1905.
- The council's own footballing heroes successfully defended their title in the European Municipal Cup in St Malo, France.
- Two years later they successfully defended their title, beating Juventus 6-1 in the final.
- The town successfully defended the title it had won over the past two years with some splendid team performances.
- Yorkshire successfully defended the team title to take gold and the Yorkshire women triumphed for the first time.
1Derechoactuar por la defensaJones was defending and Smith prosecuting — Jones actuaba por la defensa y Smith por la acusación
2Deportehe's better at defending — juega mejor como defensa
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