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Definition 1: argue or speak in defense of - [verb of communication]

Samples where fend for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She supported the motion to strike

Synonyms for fend for in the sense of this definition

(fend for is a kind of ...) present reasons and arguments

(... is a kind of fend for ) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

"rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior" "he rationalized his lack of success"

(... is a kind of fend for ) support someone (as in an argument)

"she always takes his side, no matter how sound his argument"

(... is a kind of fend for ) defend against attack or criticism

"He stood up for his friend" "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"

(... is a kind of fend for ) stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

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