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Antonyms of defend
preserve, contend, hold, secure, uphold, prevent, fight, resist, guard, maintain, oppose, retain, safeguard, shield, withstand, house, mine, fortify, battle, conserve, foster, sustain, entrench, war, nourish, avert, shelter, screen, espouse, watch, hedge, insure, save, bulwark, cover, cherish, garrison, fend off, stave off, take in, panoply, fight for, beat off, care for, guard against, hold at bay, keep safe, look after, provide sanctuary, repel danger, ward off, watch over
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