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1. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.

Synonyms

  • defense
  • team
  • defending team

Antonyms

  • offense
  • slow
  • fast
  • movableness

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Rhymes with Defence

  • misrepresents
  • nondefense
  • commonsense
  • suspense
  • pretense
  • expense
  • dispense
  • condense
  • intense
  • incense
  • defense
  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
  • tense
  • sense
  • pense
  • pence
  • hense
  • hence
  • dense
  • cents
  • bence

How do you pronounce defence?

Pronounce defence as dɪˈfɛns.

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Sentences with defence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Do not appear in court without a valid defence for why you broke the terms of your lease.

Quotes about defence


1. Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. They will positively encourage him to think about realities he can’t touch and see.
- C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters

2. Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand-—that and such hope as I bring.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

2. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] protection from harm.

Synonyms

  • defense

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • dormant

3. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.

Synonyms

  • chemical defense
  • BW defense
  • biological defense
  • deliberate defence
  • air defense
  • hasty defence
  • biodefense
  • defense
  • biological warfare defense
  • biodefence
  • chemical defence
  • deliberate defense
  • stand
  • umbrella
  • hasty defense
  • defensive measure
  • BW defence
  • biological warfare defence
  • biological defence
  • military action
  • mining
  • minelaying

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • defense
  • forbid

4. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the defendant and his legal advisors collectively.

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • defense team
  • assemblage
  • defense
  • defense lawyers
  • collection

Antonyms

  • involvement
  • engagement
  • participation
  • natural object

5. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury.

Synonyms

  • defense

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source

6. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack.

Synonyms

  • organisation
  • bastion
  • defense
  • defence force
  • organization

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • devolution
  • ride
  • union

7. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.

Synonyms

  • denial
  • trial
  • due process
  • defense
  • due process of law
  • entrapment

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • lie
  • sit
  • sit down

8. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] a structure used to defend against attack.

Synonyms

  • cheval-de-frise
  • fort
  • line of defence
  • chevaux-de-frise
  • fortification
  • fastness
  • munition
  • stronghold
  • defense
  • defensive structure
  • construction
  • outwork
  • line of defense
  • fortress

Antonyms

  • yield
  • surrender
  • change
  • fauna

9. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the justification for some act or belief.

Synonyms

  • apologia
  • apology
  • self-justification
  • exculpation
  • justification
  • alibi
  • defense
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • noncomprehensive
  • normality
  • affirmative
  • evolution

10. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.

Synonyms

  • confutation
  • defense
  • rebuttal
  • refutation

Antonyms

  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process
  • decrease
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