defy definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To oppose or resist with boldness and assurance: defied the blockade by sailing directly through it.
    • To won't distribute to or work with: defied the court purchase by making the country.
    • Becoming unaffected by; resist or resist: "Therefore The plague defied all medicines” ( Daniel Defoe).
    • To challenge or dare (some body) to complete something: She defied the woman accusers to show their costs.
    • To renounce or break down all bonds of affiance, trust, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
    • To provoke to fight or strife; to call out to fight; to challenge; to dare; to brave; setting at defiance; to deal with with contempt
  • noun:
    • challenging.
    • challenging.
    • difficult; a defiance.
  • verb:
    • To renounce or reduce all bonds of affiance, belief, or obligation with; to decline, decline, or renounce.
    • this good sense?) To provoke to fight or strife; to call-out to fight; to challenge; to dare; to brave; setting at defiance; to take care of with contempt.
    • challenge
    • resist or confront with opposition
    • elude, particularly in a baffling means
  • others:
    • To renounce; reject; decline; repudiate; cast off.
    • To revolt at; reject from dislike; disapprove.
    • To challenge to contest or trial with hands; dare to generally meet in fight.
    • To challenge to an action or process of any sort; dare to accomplish some thing (usually with an implication of belief that it cannot be done, or that action will fail of the purpose).
    • To dare; brave; manifest a contempt of or indifference to (resistance, assault, or hostile power); set at naught; resist effectively: as, to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy the power of a magistrate.
    • To reject; eject; void: without having.
    • To digest.
    • To digest; be absorbed.

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