1. Argue or speak in defense of (synset 200896689)
    "She supported the motion to strike"
  2. Be on the defensive;
    Act against an attack (synset 201130221)
  3. Protect against a challenge or attack (synset 201132302)
    "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
  4. Fight against or resist strongly (synset 201093838)
    "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
  5. Protect or fight for as a champion (synset 201151604)
  6. Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial (synset 202587760)
    "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
  7. State or assert (synset 201019652)
    "He maintained his innocence"

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