Definition of 'defy'
- resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
Synonyms: withstand hold hold up
- elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
Synonyms: resist refuse
Antonyms: lend oneself apply
- challenge; "I dare you!"