Synonyms for defense

Synonyms for (noun) defense

Synonyms: defence, defense

Definition: the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

Usage: a good boxer needs a good defense; defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem

Similar words: protection

Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something

Usage: the witnesses demanded police protection


Synonyms: defence, defense

Definition: protection from harm

Usage: sanitation is the best defense against disease

Similar words: protection

Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something

Usage: the witnesses demanded police protection


Synonyms: defence, defense, defensive measure

Definition: (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

Usage: they died in the defense of Stalingrad; they were developed for the defense program

Similar words: action, military action

Definition: a military engagement

Usage: he saw action in Korea


Synonyms: defence, defense, demurrer, denial

Definition: a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

Usage: he gave evidence for the defense

Similar words: due process, due process of law

Definition: (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards


Synonyms: defence, defense, defensive structure

Definition: a structure used to defend against attack

Usage: the artillery battered down the defenses

Similar words: structure, construction

Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons


Synonyms: defence, defense, vindication

Definition: the justification for some act or belief

Usage: he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

Similar words: justification

Definition: a statement in explanation of some action or belief


Synonyms: refutation, defence, defense

Definition: the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

Usage: his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive; in defense he said the other man started it

Similar words: answer

Definition: the speech act of replying to a question


Synonyms: defence, defence force, defense, defense force

Definition: an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

Usage: he joined the defense against invasion

Similar words: organisation, organization

Definition: a group of people who work together


Synonyms: defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team

Definition: the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

Usage: the defense called for a mistrial

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection

Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole


Synonyms: defence, defending team, defense

Definition: (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

Usage: his teams are always good on defense

Similar words: team, squad

Definition: a cooperative unit (especially in sports)


Synonyms: United States Department of Defense, DoD, Defense, Defense Department, Department of Defense

Definition: the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

Similar words: executive department

Definition: a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States


Synonyms: defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction

Definition: (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

Similar words: process, unconscious process

Definition: a mental process that you are not directly aware of

Usage: the process of denial


Similar words: psychoanalytic process

Definition: a process that is assumed to occur in psychoanalytic theory