Definition of Defy

1. Verb. Resist or confront with resistance. "The bridge held"

Exact synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Withstand
Generic synonyms: Hold Out, Resist, Stand Firm, Withstand
Specialized synonyms: Brave, Brave Out, Endure, Weather
Derivative terms: Defiant, Withstander



2. Verb. Elude, especially in a baffling way. "This behavior defies explanation"
Exact synonyms: Refuse, Resist
Specialized synonyms: Beggar
Generic synonyms: Elude, Escape
Antonyms: Lend Oneself

3. Verb. Challenge. "They defy him to write the letter"; "I dare you!"
Exact synonyms: Dare
Specialized synonyms: Brazen
Generic synonyms: Challenge
Derivative terms: Dare, Daring, Defiance

Definition of Defy

1. v. t. To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.

2. n. A challenge.

Definition of Defy

1. Noun. (obsolete) A challenge. ¹

2. Verb. To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce. ¹

3. Verb. To provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defy

1. to resist openly and boldly [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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