Synonyms of defender in English:

defender


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See Spanish definition of defensor

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 personal freedom’

SYNONYMS
supporter, upholder, backer, champion, advocate, endorser, sustainer, bolsterer, apologist, proponent, exponent, promoter, apostle, standard-bearer, torchbearer, flagbearer, 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