Abandon and Defend


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Abandon verb – To give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly.
Defend is an antonym for abandon in topics: relinquish, leave in troubled state.
Nearby Words: abandoned, abandonment, abandoning
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Defend verb – To continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections.
Usage example: she will pigheadedly defend any claim regardless of all evidence to the contrary

Abandon is an antonym for defend in topics: protect, show support for.
Nearby Words: defense, defence, defender, defensive, defending
Antonyms for Defend
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Common collocations

humanity abandon humanity defend humanity
life abandon life defend life
people abandon people defend people
position abandon position defend position
Other nouns: children, family, house, way, earth, world, home, country, ship, child, planet, city, son, daughter, sister, friends, ideals.

Both words in one sentence

  • Byronic Hero From the Leijiverse, Captain Harlock is a brooding badass whose devotion to Earth leads him to abandon its corrupt government and defend it alone.
    Source: Byronic Hero
  • It's also a logistical nightmare, practically impossible to man and govern properly, which is why the Lannister troops abandon it, rather than defend it, when the Northern army arrives.
  • Video Game / Kingdom Hearts I Reverse Escort Mission: After Riku takes your keyblade and Donald and Goofy abandon you in Hollow Bastion, you are left virtually unable to defend yourself.
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Defend and Abandon. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 17, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/defend
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