defy

Verb
  1. Resist or confront with resistance (synset 202712676)
    "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
  2. Elude, especially in a baffling way (synset 202713660)
    "This behavior defies explanation"
  3. Challenge (synset 200869761)
    "I dare you!"

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