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According to WordNet, the verb "defend" has 7 sense(s).

201129876 protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks".

202581675 be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant".

200895304 argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike".

201017643 state or assert; "He maintained his innocence".

201091427 fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!".

201127795 be on the defensive; act against an attack.

201149138 protect or fight for as a champion.

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