Đồng nghĩa của defend against

Verb

To take preventative measures
deflect discourage fend off fight off hold off keep at bay protect against ward off stave off prevent avert stop block thwart foil head off avoid obstruct forestall hinder impede inhibit restrict hold back check shut out intercept counter halt obviate arrest prohibit frustrate baulk counteract retard restrain repress repel bar stonewall balk put an end to turn aside forfend keep off put a stop to circumvent curb oppose derail stymie defeat preclude evade rule out circumnavigate nullify steer clear of crimp sidestep interdict skirt limit hamper keep lid on trammel stall scupper spoil repulse parry debar nip in the bud baffle stave ward cool chill cork dam interrupt forbid anticipate rebuff hold at bay glance off rebound glance draw away turn away save desist discontinue cease keep from happening put to flight beat back drive back send packing chase away cramp get out of escape beat put paid to bypass stand in the way of scotch overturn interfere with disrupt crash wreck put the stopper on take down upset stump do for ditch take wind out of ruin outwit juke put the kibosh on unsettle deter forefend help pre-empt divert resist delay stay keep dodge withstand second-guess disadvise scare preempt beat someone to the punch get ahead of pour cold water on turn off beat someone to it provide against keep back beat someone to the draw keep at arm's length steal a march on put a damper on shake talk out of throw cold water on get in before interfere separate plug bring an end to act against cross estop commandeer be early beat somebody to it be one step ahead of pick off act in advance of prepare for cut off head off at pass shunt look away shove aside turn turn from veer eliminate remove handicap dissuade get rid of do away with intervene get round interpose foreclose take away make unnecessary suppress cover shield against duck fend defend guard against safeguard against secure against stand up for guard defend oneself against skirt round screen bulwark fence encumber discountenance detain decelerate put off disfavor quiet warn indispose disfavour deprecate withhold frighten control hamstring intermit clog put a brake on throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of cumber preoccupy forecast monopolize project expect foresee envision predict refrain from monopolise damp let dampen stay away stay away from forbear get around steer clear shrink from abstain from abstain shake off restrain from skip shirk skip out on shy from act like a wet blanket withhold from desist from refuse leave off give up kick negate make up for deny yourself forgo renounce neutralize keep from counterbalance break the habit of eschew do without neutralise forbear from shun

Verb

To speak in defense against
answer refute argue contest counter deny disprove dispute rebut counterclaim parry plead against retaliate against defend oneself against controvert question contradict challenge confute debate disconfirm shoot full of holes blow sky high retort respond gainsay cross backtalk deflect negative thumbs down have bone to pick debunk render null and void oppose repudiate query moot examine reject address discredit disaffirm contravene canvass altercate invalidate disavow bandy crush canvas disclaim wrangle contend negate argue against pettifog quash squelch argue the pros and cons of pick a bone shoot down in flames dissent against show to be false argue about take issue with protest against shoot down show up take a stand against have an argument about tear down show to be wrong bandy words concerning prove wrong declare to be untrue object to quibble over call into question disagree with pick an argument with contend over prove to be wrong give thumbs down to prove false wonder about put up argument quibble about prove to be false agitate against hammer away at blow out of the water differ with oppugn resist fly in the face of defy combat fight call in question attack confront withstand litigate impeach struggle against fight against strive against disapprove of battle stand up to argue with dissent from face down impugn take issue disagree explode disallow disown declare untrue confound naysay brush aside traverse criticize break discuss make a nonsense of criticise denounce call out be against demur against inquire rally against take exception to demur about enquire come to blows with be a dissenter from rebel against remonstrate test throw down face off tackle accost investigate undermine feud with interrogate rival take on counterattack bar block check prevent face dislike hinder be anti thwart obstruct repel contend with buck be hostile to go against take doubt stand up and be counted against gainstay protest assail be in defiance of turn the tables assault not countenance search out disapprove reverse dissent neutralise speak against speak out against frown at bombard quarrel with take a stand withstay run counter to put up a fight against encounter expose neutralize set your face against be in opposition to taunt push blast tangle call in stand up for scramble for jump on go for jugular go for it dig deeper jockey for position give it one's all shoot for dig deep mix it up with

Verb

To soften the effect of an impact on
buffer cushion soften absorb mitigate moderate allay diminish gentle lessen deaden muffle stifle protect against shield against safeguard against dull temper dampen tone down reduce suppress decrease abate ease blunt lighten lenify subdue take the edge off damp smother mellow blanket damp down obtund gruntle soothe mollify relieve palliate relax quell lower qualify alleviate buttress pad bolster insulate guard seclude reduce the effect of assuage calm quiet weaken quieten still appease pacify mute placate cool dilute sweeten lull attenuate silence help restrain tranquilize tranquillize check modify settle hush compose modulate slacken curb ameliorate extenuate comfort muzzle soft-pedal mask minimize calm down squelch minimise smooth turn down loosen conciliate gag propitiate shush take the sting out numb curtail cut control pipe down salve impair extinguish repress play down take the bite out pour oil on decrease the volume thin remit depress release loose deplete console de-escalate tame satisfy regulate dulcify kill resolve reconcile drown heal dim cure adjust anaesthetize ease up cool out wind down solace anesthetize put the lid on shut up keep it down quiet down let up on darken chill out sober limit sap slake restrict depreciate dispel degrade erode undermine quench benumb discount slack content water down mince disarm contain ebb dumb commute dwindle downsize square improve becalm lullaby cripple untighten make less cheer put damper on put a damper on win over make nice aid assist fix up make peace with ease off disburden upraise facilitate free unburden break settle down make less intense quieten down patch things up cut down hold in soften up drown out take a load off let up put an end to balm take the sting out of pillow spare euphemize shade deepen cloud address revise paralyse shorten soak up taper take sting out restraint paralyze shrink wane contract subside decrement fill surfeit excuse dulcorate honey sugar get rid of narrow admix put a stop to fix reduce the force of smooth down untrouble ally cool off milden dismiss dissipate banish transmogrify switch revamp constrain hold back steady make smaller adulterate cut back wear away roll back peter out wear down eliminate destroy embroider embellish sugar the pill simmer down dispose tune down rein make up prune dent drop downscale blur reduce punishment scale down muddy up drive away chase away put to rest drive off temperate take pressure off extend lace sophisticate crush meet halfway keep under control keep in check fine tune make reasonable lay off sate cauterize tail off dial down truncate abridge slash lessen the impact of soften the impact of soberize reduce the impact of chasten make agreeable debase disempower invalidate remedy rectify throttle reduce something monkey around with knock down put down stroke grease con pacificate stretch broaden hebetate desensitise cauterise disable desensitize enfeeble debilitate play up to mend pare down dummy up make quiet strike dumb tongue-tie hush one's mouth clam up hold one's tongue hush-hush dress up take the bite out of stabilize reassure assure cool down impose peace upon butter up make peace smooth over restore harmony to lay back bedim open thin out kiss and make up clear the air with bury the hatchet smooth someone's ruffled feathers support make lighter demilitarise save neutralise smooth out rescue recover clear the air stabilise neutralize defuse take the heat demilitarize patch up put to rights iron out sort out run interference for clear the way nurse forward disengage speed up doctor relent simplify meliorate promote make easier speed expedite attend to lift open the door further buck up condole with give solace to make inaudible liberalize liberalise dip fade make less painful brighten disencumber empty levitate take remove uplight change shift jettison eradicate unload humour pale counteract punctuate succor succour vary free up humor stop liss interrupt prevent break up reduce weight put off throw out pour out bring respite to make dim make faint make less bright make matters up bring an end to make bearable accede to somebody's demands take load off bring aid to make something bearable bring aid

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