Synonyms for defy

Synonyms for (verb) defy

Synonyms: defy, dare

Definition: challenge

Usage: I dare you!

Similar words: challenge

Definition: issue a challenge to

Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match


Synonyms: withstand, defy, hold, hold up

Definition: resist or confront with resistance

Usage: The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held

Similar words: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist

Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something


Synonyms: defy, refuse, resist

Definition: elude, especially in a baffling way

Usage: This behavior defies explanation

Similar words: elude, escape

Definition: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

Usage: What you are seeing in him eludes me