Definition and Meanings for defy
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Part of Speech of defy
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
Etymology of defy
Meaning of defy
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
- to provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt; as, to defy an enemy; to defy the power of a magistrate; to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy public opinion.
- a challenge.