Speak and write with confidence.

To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) defend

Synonyms: fend for, support, defend Definition: argue or speak in defense of Usage: She supported the motion to strike

Hypernyms: reason, argue Definition: present reasons and arguments

Synonyms: maintain, defend Definition: state or assert Usage: He maintained his innocence

Hypernyms: affirm Definition: say yes to

Synonyms: fight, fight back, fight down, oppose, defend Definition: fight against or resist strongly Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

Hypernyms: fight, contend, struggle Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country

Synonyms: defend Definition: be on the defensive; act against an attack

Hypernyms: prevent, keep Definition: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state Usage: We must prevent the cancer from spreading; His snoring kept me from falling asleep; Keep the child from eating the marbles

Synonyms: guard, hold, defend Definition: protect against a challenge or attack Usage: Hold that position behind the trees!; Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks

Hypernyms: protect Definition: shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage Usage: Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain

Synonyms: champion, defend Definition: protect or fight for as a champion

Hypernyms: plump for, plunk for, endorse, indorse, back, support Definition: be behind; approve of Usage: He plumped for the Labor Party; I backed Kennedy in 1960