defy
1. [ verb ] resist or confront with resistance
Synonyms: withstand hold hold_up
Examples:

"The politician defied public opinion" "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear" "The bridge held"

Related terms: resist weather brave withstander
2. [ verb ] elude, esp. in a baffling way
Synonyms: resist refuse
Examples:

"This behavior defies explanation"

Related terms: lend_oneself elude beggar
3. [ verb ] challenge
Synonyms: dare
Examples:

: "I dare you!"

Related terms: challenge brazen dare
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