Definition of defendo
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The verb dēfendō is reported to have 2 error(s). Please be cautious when citing this word.
Orthography ID = 1004073
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LEM
dēfendō, dēfendere, dēfendī, dēfensus
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to ward off, repel, avert, keep off
  2. to defend, guard, protect, cover
  3. [of speech] to defend, support, maintain, insist, allege in defence
  4. to refute, repel
Abbreviations
dēfendō dī, sus, ere, to ward off, repel, avert, keep off: bellum, Cs.: ad defendendos ictūs, Cs.: solis ardores: frigus, H.: vim, Cs.: furorem, V.: crimen, to answer, L.: ignem a tectis, O.: solstitium pecori, V.: aestatem capellis, H.

—To defend, guard, protect, cover: amicos, Cs.: se armis, Cs.: oppidum, Cs.: scribam apud praetores: illum de ambitu: scelus: communem salutem: vicem rhetoris, to sustain, H.: aedes Vestae vix defensa est (sc. ab incendio), preserved, L.: aper, quam Defendit palus, protected, V.: Defendens piscīs mare, H.: se suaque ab iis, Cs.: gladio se a multitudine, S.: provinciam a metu calamitatis: myrtos a frigore, V.: ab incendio lapis defendit, Cs.: sese adversus populum: auctoritatem contra omnīs: quae (navis) defenderet ne provincia spoliaretur: paucis defendentibus, Cs.: utrum moenibus defenderent, an, etc., make a stand at, N.

—Of speech, to defend, support, maintain, insist, allege in defence: cum idem defenderet quod Accius: me id maxime defendisse, ut, etc., have chiefly striven for: id recte factum esse defendes?: eos omnīs liberos esse: quae cur non cadant in sapientem.

— To refute, repel: crimen: noxiam, T.
 
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