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defend

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English

Etymology

Middle English defenden, from Old French defendre (French défendre), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dēfendere, to ward off.

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Verb

Infinitive
to defend

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to defend (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To ward off an attacker; to protect one's assets, or allies.
  2. (sports) To focus one's energies and talents on preventing opponents from scoring, as opposed to focusing on scoring.

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