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1. fend

verb. ['ˈfɛnd'] withstand the force of something.

Synonyms

  • fight down
  • remain firm
  • stand
  • resist
  • defend
  • fight
  • fight back

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • yield
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • fenden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Fend

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Example sentences of the word fend


1. Verb, base form
Selenium aids in the synthesis of white blood cells and may help you fend off infections.

2. fend

verb. ['ˈfɛnd'] try to manage without help.

Synonyms

  • grapple
  • manage
  • deal
  • get by
  • make do
  • make out
  • contend

Antonyms

  • sit
  • sit down
  • lie down
  • change

Etymology

  • fenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
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