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defend

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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v. trans.

P. and V. ἀμύνειν (dat.), Ar. and P. ἐπαμύνειν (dat.).

Guard: P. and V. φυλάσσειν, φρουρεῖν, διαφυλάσσειν, Ar. and P. τηρεῖν, V. ἐκφυλάσσειν, ῥύεσθαι; see also fortify.

Champion: P. and V. προστατεῖν (gen.), προΐστασθαι (gen.), V. ὑπερμαχεῖν (gen.): see aid, champion.

Vindicate: P. ἀπολογεῖσθαι περί (gen.), ὑπεραπολογεῖσθαι (gen.), P. and V. ἀπολογεῖσθαι ὑπέρ (gen.) (once Eur., Bacch. 41).

Join in defending: P. συναπολογεῖσθαι (dat.).

Advocate: P. and V. συνηγορεῖν (dat.); see advocate.

Answer for: Ar. ὑπεραποκρίνεσθαι (gen.).

Defend, praise (an action): P. and V. ἐπαινεῖν, V. αἰνεῖν (Eur., Or. 499).

Defend an action at law: P. πρὸς δίκην ἀπαντᾶν.

Defend oneself: P. and V. ἀμύνεσθαι.

Defend oneself in court: Ar. and P. ἀπολογεῖσθαι.

Defend oneself against: P. and V. ἀμύνεσθαι (acc.), V. ἐξαμύνεσθαι (acc.), ἀλέξεσθαι (acc.) (also Xen. but rare P.); see ward off.