Synonyms of defender in English:

defender


See definition of defender

noun

1‘the defenders of the rural environment’

SYNONYMS

protector, guard, guardian, preserver, bodyguard

custodian, watchdog, keeper, overseer, superintendent, caretaker, steward, trustee

2‘a defender of colonialism’

SYNONYMS

supporter, upholder, backer, champion, advocate, endorser, sustainer, bolsterer, apologist, proponent, exponent, promoter, apostle, standard-bearer, torch-bearer, adherent, believer

ANTONYMS

attacker, critic

3‘he burst between two defenders and cracked a shot at the bar’

SYNONYMS

full back, back, sweeper

back four

ANTONYMS

attacker, striker