English → English - defy

Pronunciation
v. oppose, resist; challenge

English → Spanish - defy

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v. desafiar, arrostrar, atentar contra, oponerse abiertamente a, opugnar, retar

English → French - defy

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v. défier, braver

English → German - defy

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v. sich widersetzen, trotzen, herausfordern

English → Indonesian - defy

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v. menentang, melanggar, membantah, menantang, tahan menghadapi

English → Italian - defy

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v. sfidare, provocare; opporre resistenza a, non temere

English → Polish - defy

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v. przeciwstawiać się, ignorować, opierać się, prowokować, wyzwać, wyzywać

English → Portuguese - defy

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v. desafiar, desprezar, desacatar, desobedecer

English → Romanian - defy

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v. desfide, provoca, sfida, înfrunta, încălca, depăşi, brava, soluţie: nu avea soluţie

English → Russian - defy

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г. бросать вызов, открыто не повиноваться игнорировать, пренебрегать, не поддаваться, представлять непреодолимые трудности

English → Turkish - defy

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f. meydan okumak, karşılaşmaya davet etmek; karşı gelmek; küçümsemek; gücünü aşmak; kışkırtmak; alnını karışlamak

English → Ukrainian - defy

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v. кидати виклик, викликати, відверто не слухатися, ігнорувати, піддаватися: не піддаватися, визвати

English → Dutch - defy

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ww. verachten, kleineren, geringschatten

English → Greek - defy

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ρήμ. προκαλώ, αψηφώ

English → Arabic - defy

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‏تحد‏
‏تحدى، رفض‏

English → Chinese - defy

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(动) 藐视, 使落空, 挑衅

English → Chinese - defy

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(動) 藐視, 使落空, 挑釁

English → Hindi - defy

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v. ललकारना, चुनौती देना, अवहेलना करना, उपेक्षा करना, अनादर करना, तुच्छ जानना, उपद्रव उत्पन्न करना

English → Japanese - defy

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(動) 公然と反抗する; 拒み通す; 許さない; 挑む

English → Korean - defy

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동. 반대하다, 반항하다; 대들다, 도전하다

English → Vietnamese - defy

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v. thách đấu, thách chiến, thách đố, khinh thường, coi rẽ

Definition of defy

Pronunciation
Noun
1. A challenge.
Verb
2. To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
3. To challenge (someone) to do something difficult.
To defy an enemy;   to defy the power of a magistrate;   to defy the arguments of an opponent;   to defy public opinion
4. To refuse to obey.
If you defy your teacher you will get the strap.
5. To not conform to or follow a pattern or certain set of rules.
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Verb Forms

Present participle: defying
Present: defy (3.person: defies)
Past: defied
Future: will defy
Present conditional: would defy
Present Perfect: have defied (3.person: has defied)
Past Perfect: had defied
Future Perfect: will have defied
Past conditional: would have defied
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