Synonyms of 'defend'

account, Air, answer, argue, arm, armor, assert, avert, back, battle, bless, bulwark, champion, claim, cloak, conserve, contend, copyright, counter, cover, cushion, ensure, espouse, explain, express, fence, fend, fight, flank, fortify, guarantee, guard, harbor, haven, insure, justify, keep, maintain, nestle, oppose, Parry, patent, police, preserve, prevent, protect, rationalize, rebut, refute, register, reply, resist, respond, riposte, safeguard, save, screen, secure, shelter, shield, shroud, speak for, support, sustain, underwrite, uphold, utter, vent, vindicate, voice, war, ward, ward off, warrant, withstand