Synonyms for fend

Synonyms for (verb) fend

Synonyms: stand, resist, fend

Definition: withstand the force of something

Usage: The trees resisted her; stand the test of time; The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Similar words: 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!


Synonyms: fend

Definition: try to manage without help

Usage: The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died

Similar words: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

Definition: come to terms with

Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day