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Past tense for to fight against or put up an opposition to
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“I will not go in, and I will defy any attempt to make me.”
Past tense for to face, resist or oppose with boldness or courage
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“Anger is the last resource left with which to defy the oppressive circumstance.”
Past tense for to disregard the rules or refuse to conform
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“Any member who wishes to defy the rules and policies given to him by his full-time elected officials exposes himself to fines.”
Past tense for to challenge or question a belief or supposition
“Nishad and Gaura defy the belief that romanticism and revolution can never go hand in hand.”
Past tense for to challenge (someone) to do something difficult or impossible
“I invite you, no, I defy you, to pack your things and come with me right this minute, and see for yourself who my clients are and what they do for a living.”
Past tense for to elude in a baffling way
“It is a fact which would defy belief, were it not the result of an official inquiry.”
Past tense for to ignore disrespectfully
Past tense for to answer in a cheeky or rude manner
Past tense for to express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
Past tense for to use one's authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.)
Past tense for to confront an adversary in his or her own environment
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