Synonyms of defence in English:

defence


See definition of defence

noun

1‘the defence of fortresses against enemies’

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protection, shielding, safeguarding, guarding

security, fortification, cover, shelter, screen, resistance, deterrent

2‘the enemy's defences were sited all along the ridge’

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barricade, fortification, bulwark, buttress, fortress, fastness, keep, rampart, outpost, bastion

3‘he planned to speak in defence of his old chief’

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vindication, justification, support, advocacy, approval, endorsement, promotion

apology, apologia, explanation, explication, excuse, extenuation, exoneration, palliation

4‘they urged lower spending on defence’

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armaments, weapons, weaponry, arms, military measures, military resources

the military, the army, the navy, the air force

deterrence

5‘the prisoner was unable to speak for pain, so his defence was never heard’

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rebuttal, denial

vindication, explanation, mitigation, justification, rationalization, excuse, alibi, reason

plea, pleading

testimony, declaration, case