Synonyms of defender in English:

defender


See definition of defender

noun

1‘the defenders of the rural environment’

SYNONYMS
protector, guard, guardian, preserver, bodyguard
custodian, watchdog, keeper, overseer, superintendent, caretaker, steward, trustee

2‘a defender of colonialism’

SYNONYMS
supporter, upholder, backer, champion, advocate, endorser, sustainer, bolsterer, apologist, proponent, exponent, promoter, apostle, standard-bearer, torch-bearer, adherent, believer
ANTONYMS

attacker, critic

3‘he burst between two defenders and cracked a shot at the bar’

SYNONYMS
full back, back, sweeper
back four
ANTONYMS

attacker, striker