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1. secretary

noun. ['ˈsɛkrəˌtɛri'] an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization.

Synonyms

  • receptionist
  • supporter
  • amanuensis
  • helper
  • shorthand typist
  • assistant
  • stenographer
  • social secretary
  • executive secretary
  • secretarial assistant

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disservice
  • worsen
  • act

Etymology

  • secretarius (Latin)
  • secretus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Secretary Of Defense

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  • immense
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  • bence

Example sentences of the word secretary-of-defense


1. Noun Phrase
The secretary of defense collaborates with the president to form the National Command Authority.

2. Noun Phrase
Like other cabinet members, the president appoints the secretary of defense with the approval of the Senate.

2. secretary

noun. ['ˈsɛkrəˌtɛri'] a person who is head of an administrative department of government.

Synonyms

  • undersecretary
  • Secretary of Transportation
  • Agriculture Secretary
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Interior Secretary
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Secretary of Commerce
  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • chief
  • head
  • Secretary of Education
  • Attorney General
  • Treasury Secretary
  • US Attorney General
  • Energy Secretary
  • Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary of Labor
  • Education Secretary
  • Secretary of State
  • Labor Secretary
  • Secretary of Energy
  • United States Attorney General
  • top dog
  • Commerce Secretary
  • Secretary of the Interior
  • Transportation Secretary
  • Defense Secretary

Antonyms

  • bad person
  • dominant
  • inexperienced
  • extrinsic

Etymology

  • secretarius (Latin)
  • secretus (Latin)

3. defense

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
  • defence
  • 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
  • forbid
  • disallow

4. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] protection from harm.

Synonyms

  • defence

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • dormant

5. defense

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

Synonyms

  • defence
  • team
  • defending team

Antonyms

  • offense
  • fast
  • movableness
  • looseness

6. defense

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • normality
  • affirmative
  • evolution
  • increment

7. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.

Synonyms

  • rationalization
  • regression
  • rationalisation
  • unconscious process
  • compensation
  • repression
  • denial
  • process
  • defence
  • intellectualization
  • projection
  • conversion
  • defense mechanism
  • defense reaction
  • psychoanalytic process
  • idealization
  • idealisation
  • intellectualisation
  • defence mechanism
  • reaction formation
  • defence reaction
  • isolation

Antonyms

  • disassembly
  • misconstruction
  • blame
  • flora

8. Defense

noun. the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947.

Synonyms

  • Casualty Care Research Center
  • NGA
  • National Security Agency
  • USN
  • CCRC
  • Department of Defense Laboratory System
  • NSA
  • DTIC
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • DoD
  • DARPA
  • DISA
  • US Army
  • Department of Defense
  • DIA
  • United States Army
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • United States Navy
  • US Air Force
  • U. S. Air Force
  • Army
  • executive department
  • LABLINK
  • United States Air Force
  • BMDO
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Air Force
  • NRO
  • USAF
  • US Navy
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • Defense Department
  • Navy
  • USA
  • U. S. Army

9. defense

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • engagement
  • participation
  • natural object
  • slow

10. defense

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

Synonyms

  • confutation
  • defence
  • rebuttal
  • refutation

Antonyms

  • irreversible process
  • reversible process
  • decrease
  • increase
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