Posted by: retarigan | October 26, 2015

Word Dictionary [261015]


Word of the day: defy
Definition: v.tr. resist openly; refuse to obey.
Synonyms: withstand, hold, hold up
Etymology: ME f. OF defier f. Rmc (as DIS-, L fidus faithful) (more…)

pronunciation: dɪˈfaɪ

from Oxford: defy

v.tr.  (-ies, -ied)
1 resist openly; refuse to obey.
2 (of a thing) present insuperable obstacles to (defies solution).
3 (foll. by to + infin.) challenge (a person) to do or prove something.
4 archaic challenge to combat.
Etymology: ME f. OF defier f. Rmc (as DIS-, L fidus faithful)

from Wordnet: defy

v 1: resist or confront with resistance; “The politician defied public opinion”; “The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear”; “The bridge held” [syn: withstand, hold, hold up]
  2: elude, esp. in a baffling way; “This behavior defies explanation” [syn: resist, refuse] [ant: lend oneself]
  3: challenge: “I dare you!” [syn: dare]

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