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Definition of 'defy'

Verb

  1. 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
  2. elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
       Synonyms: resist refuse
       Antonyms: lend oneself apply
  3. challenge; "I dare you!"
       Synonyms: dare


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