defender (plural defenders)
- Someone who defends people or property.
- (sports) One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
- A fighter who repels an attack.
- (law) A public defender (not used alone, only as an abbreviated reference to "public defender" after this term has been used)
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (law, rare) A lawyer who represents defendants.
- (Scotland, law) A defendant in a civil action.
someone who defends
public defender — see public defender
- to defend
Conjugation of “defender”
|Active voice||Present||defende||ha defendite|
|Passive voice||Present||es defendite||ha essite defendite|
|Past||esseva defendite||habeva essite defendite|
|Future||essera defendite||habera essite defendite|
|Conditional||esserea defendite||haberea essite defendite|
- to defend (repel an attack)
- to defend (represent as a legal professional)
- (rhetoric) to defend
- to support (to back a cause, party etc.)
- (sports) to defend (to prevent the opponent from scoring)
- (sports, intransitive) to play in defense
- (higher education) to formally present a dissertation, thesis or project
Conjugation of the Portuguese -er verb defender
For usage examples of this term, see Citations:defender.
- Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.
- 1 Mostly obsolete form, still used in legal jargon and set phrases.
These forms are generated automatically and may not actually be used. Pronoun usage varies by region.