Synonym of defense

Alternative for defense

defenses

Antonym: assault, attack, offense,

Noun

A means or method of defending (against attack)
armour armor defence ammunition cover guard protection resistance safeguard fortification immunity safeguarding security shield stronghold weapon aegis buckler deterrence deterrent guarding screen shielding ward egis munitions refuge shelter warfare weaponry arms citadel fastness fence shock absorber wall buffer bulwark safety support protector sanctuary preservation defender conservation safekeeping barrier supporter cushion mainstay prop safeness salvation asylum bastion armament safe keeping upholding haven upkeep self-defense bumper care invulnerability buttress maintenance shade pad reinforcement saving protecting retreat mail impregnability self-protection harbour harbor harborage guardianship assurance hiding place self-preservation rampart welfare apron mask absorber a roof fielder wicket-keeper insurance strength continuance continuation cushioning cocoon hedge fender indemnity surety well-being inviolability preparation hardware buildup deployment disarmament ordnance rearmament mobilization arming public safety reassurance stability hiding concealment housing keeping unassailability gun heat material assertion conserving keep sustentation preserving freedom safe harbor perpetuation catcher plate breastplate panoply preserval evaporation care and feeding storage tanning refrigeration freedom from danger insistence on mobilisation bolstering chain mail flak jacket armor plate suit of armor coat of mail suit of armour protective clothing bulletproof vest body armor body armour buttressing hideaway oasis hideout den sanctum foxhole zoar querencia port covert resort church convent hole safe haven ivory tower bolt-hole port in a storm safe house hole-up building up strengthening underpinning shoring up

Noun

Physical fortifications or barriers against attack
defence barricade buttress fortification bastion bulwark fastness fort fortress garrison rampart shield wall bastille keep outpost stockade palisade parapet barrier breastwork embankment fence earthwork outwork stronghold protection bartizan battlement circumvallation barbican vallum redoubt support citadel partition block escarpment castellation enclosure paling balustrade obstruction embattlement guard hedge security bar castle railing defensive wall vallation bank hurdle hold dike roadblock stop buffet buffer berm battlements safeguard protective wall mound hill ridge elevation mainstay rock prop projection refuge blockhouse defences upholder tower of strength crenellation dam ravelin fieldwork fortalice precipice cliff scarp scar barranca barranco crag bluff building up preparation presidio defenses entrenchment hedgerow rail blockade dyke windbreak groyne railings slope tower weir chains backstop trellis barbed wire pickets screen posts cyclone net boundary boards groin stakes obstacle sluice gate cordon blocking object blank wall barrage rock face height overhang fencing peak promontory headland ditch face steep eminence krantz linn mountain bailey hillside cuesta pale incline limit chainlink fencing trench moat tor pinnacle rocky height steep rock ledge banister rails aiguille channel watercourse conduit drain gutter guardrail bannister panel siding pole post rest divider separator sheer drop boundary line facade curb surface restriction panelling levee side paneling limitation room divider retainer brink steep cliff cliff face escarp abyss cliffdrop façade

Noun

A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
defence excuse justification extenuation rationalisation rationalization reason vindication advocacy apology argument endorsement explication support whitewash alibi copout exculpation exoneration explanation palliation plea answer apologia approval case excusing explaining mitigation promotion response apologetics apologising apologizing cleanup declaration jive retort return story testimony song and dance fish story pretext grounds rationale basis cause assertion account reasoning claim statement cop-out contention why and wherefore motive warrant accounting rebuttal cover thesis counterstatement mitigating circumstances counterclaim replication ratification evidence reply affirmation expedient premise foundation motivation assurance refutation allegation line cover story proof occasion rebutter surrejoinder confutation logic surrebutter acquittal counterattack authority polemic appeal validation revenge exposition proclamation postulation counteraccusation counterargument countercharge wherefore absolution profession expostulation rejoinder pretence reasons avowal evasion front pleading coverup routine disguise subterfuge fabrication pretense line of reasoning cover-up get-out ostensible reason confirmation counter substantiation call provocation comeback apologism apologetic compurgation meaning argumentation licence sense issue questioning action suit right out sanction authorization confession demonstration dialectic base footing dossier data authorisation fish tale the why and wherefore brief presumption supporting evidence stall defending evidence extenuating circumstances go-ahead discharge clearing pardon dismissal summary of the facts petition presentation airtight case whitewashing palliative expounding just cause whatfor amnesty exculpating disproof negation invalidation raison d'être counter-statement disconfirmation countering contradiction disproving clearance whole idea disproval denial insistence goal purpose pronouncement intention aim asseveration protestation attestation incentive impetus objective ground point inducement submission maintenance end target design announcement averment opinion avouchment counter-argument object antecedent causation causality subject why predication swearing stressing positive statement stamp of approval asservation okay report say so mouthful two cents' worth instigation source genesis origin driver underpinning inspiration causal agent driving force whys and wherefores principal element chief ingredient hypothesis supposition proposition theory assumption thought postulate surmise presupposition belief deduction idea speculation conjecture thinking syllogism principle factor concept ratiocination datum reckoning rationality premiss philosophy posit remonstrance process of reasoning chain of reasoning analysis theorem interpretation given hypothetical if intellection cerebration cogitation view guess notion proposal calculation dialectics wisdom mentation hunch suspicion apriorism rationalising rationalizing syllogization thought process position line of thought whyfor supposal stab train of thought logical thought logical basis backup groundwork connection bedrock model system elaboration structure prologism feeling sake good sense school of thought deductive reasoning thoughts judgement theme topic understanding presentiment outlook impression judgment deposition auditing guesswork provision text matter contestation sentiment accountancy calculating bookkeeping computing book-keeping superstructure representation complaint protest line of argument preconception prediction accepting acceptance expectation shot assuming fancy inference prejudgement preconceived notion theorization preconceived idea sour grapes the big idea the whole idea shot in the dark sneaking suspicion balancing the books

Noun

Support for an idea or cause
advocacy backing support advancement promotion encouragement championship endorsement assistance championing sponsorship espousal boosterism aid favoring favouring recommendation sanctioning supporting urging defence endorsing promoting espousing promulgation propagation recommending upholding acceptance activism approval proposal approving justification spokesmanship calling for arguing for argument for pressing for pushing for support for campaigning for pleading for advising in favour advocation adoption embracing taking up welcome help preferring siding with wholehearted reception abetting taking to furtherance enthusiastic reception maintenance vouching for aiding and abetting testimonial reference character good word patronage sanction favour furthering boosting boost cultivation forwarding stimulation favor fostering commendation advance advancing sponsoring campaigning strengthening nurture fuelling reinforcement fueling blessing seconding cooperation lift hand assist abetment advising in favor accompaniment backup auspices secondment adherence moral support helping facilitating aiding assisting helping hand leg up betterment nurturing pushing acceleration succouring improvement hastening expediting elevation pursuit enhancement development augmentation succoring prosecution speeding up carrying-out warrant agreement confirmation authorization ratification affirmation validation fiat signature subscription licence authentication superscription O.K. countersignature qualification nod OK approbation comment hubba-hubba okay go-ahead certification authorisation commercial permission stroke rubber stamp thumbs up seal of approval subscription to green light the nod pat on back

Noun

Care taken to avoid danger or mistakes
precaution safeguard protection preventive security defence palladium provision caution insurance deterrent backstop care forethought prudence circumspection foresight canniness fail-safe preventive measure safety measure preventative measure belt and braces precautions hindrance shield block shelter prophylactic impediment obstruction curb check restraint precautionary measure preventative remedy protective measure safety measures prevention protective guarantee obstacle neutralizer warranty disincentive immunity anticipatory measure something to fall back on guard safeguards screen cover buffer aegis surety armor ward buckler ammunition egis wall indemnity armour bulwark guards measures surveillance escort armament convoy safety device safety net prescience providence vision judiciousness foresightedness farsightedness perspicacity discretion forehandedness presence of mind anticipation planning discernment prevision premeditation awareness penetration forward planning judgement discreetness sense judgment economy carefulness sagacity consideration deliberation gumption wisdom shrewdness thrift insurance policy thriftiness cushion good management common sense guidance careful budgeting insurance cover hedge indemnification coverage assurance watchfulness preparedness vigilance attentiveness foreknowledge readiness discrimination divination insight premonition prospect clairvoyance perception intuition long-sightedness prenotion precognition preconception hindsight prophecy

Noun

The plans and methods used to achieve a particular short-term aim
tactics campaigning generalship manoeuvres strategy approach campaign channels course defence device devices diplomacy disposition fashion form how line maneuver manoeuvring maneuvering maneuvers manner manoeuvre means method methodology move plan planning ploy policy procedure recipe scheme stratagem style system tack technique trick way red tape plan of attack methods plans schemes practice systems stratagems design ways game courses of action programmes programs approaches ploys artifice contrivances machinations measures ruses tacks routine tricks programme program shift manners processes process courses expedients steps plots recipes moves modus operandi course of action subterfuge blueprint formula arrangement mode lines game plans master plans dodges mechanism styles modes modi operandi tactic gambits arrangements proposition blueprints game plan wiles paths gimmicks shenanigans projects ground plans actions routes formulae master plan stunts project action ideas setup angles media roads setups plot plan of action agency line of action ground plan contrivance angle proceedings avenues instruments direction custom enterprises ruse intrigue rackets machination wile theory protocol rules regimen route ventures initiatives operations proceeding modus suggestion play line of attack road map feints patterns manoeuvrings jigs maneuverings proposals road maps scams purpose measure operation pattern craft scam conspiracy nuts and bolts wheezes racket venture MO enterprise conduct intention layout organisation organization vein practises instrumentation thought customs act apparatuses instrumentalities aid agents modi secret plan tenors hows fetches vehicles layouts finesse conspiracies wangles submission animus projection idea proposal regularity variation expedient scenario art gimmick scenarios deals cabals agendas undertakings how-tos regimens treatment procedures practices dodge science path schedule guidelines usage drill road gambit shenanigan behaviour cabal agenda activity mores transaction tenor brainchild knowledge proposed action behavior grand design attitude set of tactics ways and means knacks recourse sleights paraphernalia the book stepping-stones manipulation order resorts machinery ministries stopgaps possibilities covin flimflams substitutes touch equipment shuffles demarches juggles deeds alternatives fakes refuge intermediaries options curveballs tools power organs expediency motion resources factors outlines sets schedules stories attacks frames of reference frameworks brainchildren struggles stages rubrics schemata wrinkles outline option alternative prescription development appliances contraptions techniques set organizing system jokes pranks formation story ways in springboards stepping stones technics capacity draft draught fixes booby traps subversion praxes exercises drills choice attack stabs viewpoints models concepts perspective points of view slants whacks instructions directions ingredients receipt framework code shams cons set-ups positions stances principles tactical plan working plan strategic plan tone struggle medium source of compound way of achieving means of achieving way of ensuring means of ensuring sleight flimflam juggle knack jig guise demeanor intentions position stance traps evasion cunningness improvisation craftiness chicanery loopholes schema method of working rubric set of procedures set of principles fixed order promotion jests fun impostures sport counterfeits concern fixtures shticks deceits secret schlenter fetch tendency phraseology locution demeanour logical order logical process frame of reference systematic process orderly process set of guidelines set of channels notions guideline wrinkle how-to hustle put-up job frame-up likely cause of management guiding principle dogma administration shiftings movement progress attempts efforts routines disciplines etiquette artistries skills wisdoms control panels instrument panels dashboards consoles stunt ritual sham con fastie use convention wheeze methods and means methods and resources ceremony rule discipline lurks invention solutions makeshifts habit formality wont crafty designs set-up cunning plan tradition wisdom skill artistry body of knowledge observance decorum decency solemnity ceremonial rite social practice propriety proprieties step exercise praxis canon convenance law regulation precept ropes agendum series of steps performance right practice set formula by the numbers by the book kawa tikanga done thing standard operating procedure the numbers SOP capers deal initiative undertaking treatments big pictures dispositions big picture workings avenue groove institution deed principle effort implementation task ordinance service habitude exploit regulations work rote liturgy channel vehicle practise affair grind regime endeavor engagement pursuit mechanics lockstep formalities assignment control celebration second nature structure office norm sequence specification instrument coordination endeavour matter of course rules of conduct instruction code of behavior characteristic code of behaviour execution punctilio job sacrament consuetude rut beaten path conventions daily grind mystery worship mission heritage courtesies adventure politesse civilities conventionalities Sacrament ministry series agent organ instrumentality accepted behaviour thing formal procedure precedent addiction thing to do treadmill way of doing things hang-up function p's and q's diet business condition preparation standard procedure communion benchmark normality model yardstick normalcy charge concept handiwork gesture laws standard code of conduct solution apparatus bureaucracy requirement course of therapy démarche happening experiment propensity maxim good form courtesy stereotype modus vivendi paperwork delivery mode of operation proneness logistics type character code of practice rendering carrying out conventionalism attempt interface official procedure machine rule of thumb shot usual procedure order of things into series of measures nitty-gritty lineup agreement application modality rule of order happenings festival tenet possibility diplomatic code social code social procedures cycle idiosyncrasy influence trait personality nature dictate prescript springboard example standing order usefulness utility feat precepts technic exactitude meticulousness precision attribute mannerism moeurs mode of conduct mode of behaviour M.O. shifting conventionality engine list itinerary strictness punctiliousness scrupulousness nicety temperament oddity peculiarity swim enactment acceptance currency specifications credo creed equation formulation theorem description stepping stone asylum phenomenon fact stopgap resort makeshift operating procedure curriculum barometer solemnities commemoration show aptness conscientiousness conformity usance working feats exploits home madhouse bedlam notion parade realization state rules and regulations occasion viewpoint constitution slant stab whack mind-set point of view cogs mechanisms solemnness officialism formal gesture academism rituality prison hostel fixture formal courtesy gestures enactments quality means of access way in particularity method of functioning method of operation manner of working method of operating technicalities stroke doing realisation par legal action occurrence recommendation advice accouterment motor couth finickiness matter of form parameters spec charter party ring pathway circumstance incident go-down genre posture wise status sort situation book kind sketch proclivity penchant civility dignity expedition quest exploration conditions details provisions requirements strokes dictates decalogue jurisprudence bent outlet vent release responsibility commission trial essay try outfit shop duty striving hazard hassle customariness vogue mould folkways shibboleth stipulations intermediary auspices stepping-stone factor residential care home pipeline platform drawing mold observation blows doings ins and outs criterion gauge parameter social graces proper behavior business plan API diagram what one is into digest codex body of law detail post dealings deployment brief kaupapa established way unwritten rule unwritten law sacred cow representation map prototype clue signal touchstone constraint limit key guidance mark guide counsel marker way of harnessing safety valve means of release mode of expression release mechanism means of expression event schematic scale drawing archetype cyanotype routine job circuit boring routine pace circle dead end assembly line same old round humdrum existence round humdrum pilot scheme technical drawing gage preparations authority architectural plan ground rule provision governance jurisdiction ordering scheduling organizing preparing government succession grouping obligation covenant classification array groundwork devising outlining designing drafting structuring prearrangement line-up codification categorization menu placement progression systematization distribution organising working out disposal composition adjustment aligning standardization systematisation computation standardisation establishment procession chain assortment

Noun

The protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization
aegis backing sponsorship patronage protection shelter support auspices care charge guardianship guidance keeping umbrella agency auspice championship defence favor favour protectorship safeguarding supervision trusteeship wing advocacy aid assistance guaranty ward tutelage help promotion financing encouragement funding philanthropy egis furtherance espousal benefaction subsidy recommendation investment grant control oversight safe keeping custody regulation superintendence administration handling superintendency direction management stewardship intendance government presidency governance authority influence finance wardship operation responsibility advancement fostering enhancement development nurturing pursuit cultivation headship surveillance running conduct command law dominion polity bureaucracy domination power political practice politics execution cover funds benefactor angel sponsor patron patronization money mediation intervention contribution countenance refuge intercession hands lap services intermediation providence trust office executive empire ministry powers-that-be predominanc safe haven possession keep safekeeping nurture safeguard custodianship maintenance preservation rule leadership sovereignty devotion to leading guiding statecraft sway steering boosting the feds predominance regimentation Uncle Sam regency furthering forwarding helping abetting facilitating aiding stimulation assisting betterment pushing acceleration succouring improvement hastening endorsement championing expediting elevation augmentation succoring prosecution speeding up carrying-out

Noun

A person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection
escort guard custodian guardian defender warden protector minder chaperone attendant bodyguard protection chaperon duenna overseer convoy guide supervisor cortege babysitter safeguard company defence cavalier consort bird dog keeper companion sentry scout sentinel watch watchman lookout warder picket watcher patrol preserver usher guardian angel carer steward caretaker angel watchdog bouncer governess garrison champion shepherd nursemaid heavy superintendent trustee security guard nurse paladin hired gun handler protectress praetorian muscle watchperson nightwatchman patrolman convoyer ranger monitor surveillant matron pilot detail patrolwoman fleet entourage security officer protection officer torchbearer retinue attendance leader pathfinder lead vanguard patron pioneer savior herald scouting party task force benefactor ombudsman armed guard friend saviour bulwark hero tutelary abettor precursor harbinger white knight knight in shining armour tower of strength foregoer squire forerunner curator outrider janitor caregiver conservator advance man advance guard sitter cerberus cop sponsor vigilante godparent baby-sitter rescuer administrator deliverer spotter liberator porter night watchman doorman concierge fiduciary vedette depositary ward redeemer agent parent manager jailer watchwoman officer representative screw observer depository captor groundskeeper wardress prison officer salvation gamekeeper gaoler saver baby sitter Good Samaritan friend in need care-giver Sir Galahad director doorkeeper vigil official surveillance gatekeeper nurturer conserver emancipator governor restorer scrutineer inspector knight on a white charger doorperson super house-sitter executrix executor crusader fighter tutelar legal guardian archivist groundsman security man prison warder jailor qui vive avenger skipper watchkeeper deacon exemplar model prison wardress signalman regulator detective spy flagman policeman reconnoitrer advocate lifesaver prison head turnkey outpost reconnoiterer feoffee factor nanny mother father lookout woman lookout man night watch warrior guardian spirit fairy godmother good angel ministering angel avant-courier deputy supervisory body reeve bailiff foreman chamberlain estate manager au pair superhero land agent prison warden correctional officer corrections officer prison guard rover trooper wanderer soldier park ranger salvager knight in shining armor financial person

Noun

The interest, benefit, or wellbeing of someone or something
behalf advantage benefit profit welfare favor favour good help service side account aid assistance cause concern countenance defence encouragement furtherance part place recommendation representation sake stead support gain interest prosperity boon strengthening prize nutritious benediction happiness well-being fortune health success nutritional godsend nourishing good fortune avail satisfaction health-giving commonwealth asset blessing prosperousness weal fitness wellness soundness wholeness robustness healthiness wholesomeness gratification successfulness felicity windfall manna perk plus bonus bonanza comfort value convenience ease privilege stroke of luck protection gift merit upside good thing advantageousness plus point luxury contentment luck reward pro benison perquisite safety security break piece of good fortune mileage advancement amenity enjoyment virtue progress euphoria good health jackpot betterment relief treasure extra dividend gratuity edge utility expediency manna from heaven additional benefit added extra preference leverage eudaemonia use helpfulness worth usefulness vantage behoof percentage beauty expedience attraction coup triumph bounty kindness achievement feat masterstroke added attraction concession honour apanage appanage honor added advantage good point attractive feature fringe benefit greater good miracle wellbeing attainment accomplishment delicacy lifesaver donation grant benefaction present largess compliment lucky thing lucky break good luck piece of luck accommodation pogey interests thriving abundance succor result discovery reason goodness melioration grace solace delight joy east street joyfulness pleasure anodyne consolation growth mercy ministration ministry succour find payout handout win gravy supremacy superiority mastery upper hand hold leg-up authority improvement trump odds trump card ace in the hole winner eminence prevalence power leeway lead dominance precedence influence prestige position pre-eminence decider ascendancy pennies from heaven lucky find unexpected gain pot of gold at the end of the rainbow money from heaven stroke of good luck gift from the gods piece of good luck

Noun

Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument

Noun

A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something
deterrent impediment obstacle discouragement hindrance check curb disincentive restraint obstruction block inhibition baulk balk bar brake chain clog cramp crimp damper dissuasion drag embarrassment encumbrance fetter handicap holdback hurdle interference let manacle shackles stop trammel barrier determent bridle constraint defence leash limit limitation preventative preventive rein shackle stumbling block defensive measures restriction snag drawback hitch difficulty catch hazard disadvantage setback control complication fly in the ointment stricture spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works hiccup problem circumscription cumber impedance stoppage barricade burden blockage hampering facer condition hamper wall road block delay inconvenience retardation millstone holdup catch-22 confinement blockade detriment opposition monkey wrench deterrence ball and chain prevention cumbrance blocking albatross defect gridlock arrest issue baggage rub weakness roadblock clampdown straitjacket lead prohibition harness blank wall sticking point strap caution halter warning checking glitch rebuff interruption joker suppression lock pitfall uphill fault nuisance trouble flaw curtailment bottleneck stint shortcoming hold hang-up rope tether embargo interdict restrainer fetters jam-up retardment taboo circumvention line load retardant hangup stone in one's path dead weight booby trap string millstone around your neck intimidation bond hobble barring choking deterring factor yoke headache bonds cord hardship remonstrance expostulation persuasion stumbling stone railing traverse fence put down damp occlusion congestion hold-up bump pale suppressant crackdown injury mountain jam checkmate lyam buttress psychological baggage millstone round someone's neck detention constrainment captivity constriction saddle debt duty guilt cross downside tie disablement impairment disorder break reverse reversal blow mountain to climb bridling curbing repression bulwark safeguard red tape thorn in one's side monkey on back imperfection frustration shackling baulking cramping fettering holding back stifling smothering retarding device cinchers anchor binders minus deficiency encirclement injunction inadequacy modification definition reservation circumspection qualification whammy stopping halting thwarting quashing foiling liability disbenefit infarct embolus cordon closure infarction weak point negative debit incommodity strike weak spot bit governor balking sublimation lack failing disability ill evil line of defense ban moderation boycott trammels disqualification putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud bondage pinions weight decrease manacles chains order abridgment instruction abridgement deprivation ceiling command reduction sabotage intervention collar restraining device headstall noose hackamore wet blanket restraining order excess baggage foot dragging proviso provision rider stipulation requirement specification regulation clause caveat contingency boundary demarcation strings prerequisite binding contraction no-no bound term proscription article agreement interdiction fine print compression squeezing threshold obligation don't thou-shalt-not rule exception tightening shrinking cap if exemption extent bounds containment demand kicker veto upper limit censorship small print disallowance sanction out of bounds off limits refusal commitment stuckness deadweight termination bind complaint confines deadline ration separation nonproliferation time limit squelching shutdown maximum disclaimer but chill end astringency weary load admonition depressant cloud diminution cutback cut gloom pall outline prearrangement slowing depression stamping out obviation preemption preclusion check in time narrowing pressure stenosis tightness border perimeter strait waistcoat monition prohibiting forbidding proscribing enjoining outlawing banning interdicting custody limits anathema handicapping margin confine scaling down cold water disapproval requisite essential necessity sign commonition forewarning alarm tops small difficulty squeeze telescoping contracting compacting condensing constricting condensation compaction ring-fence curfew rationing precondition terms non-acceptance tapu allowance postulate straitening strangulation framework paragraph heading item passage section part point red flag alarm bells religious convention forbiddance social convention law superstition arrangement line of demarcation cutoff point cut-off point need must criterion guideline constant variable tempering lessening chapter subsection note must-have sine qua non softening mitigation interference with hedge codicil division ultimatum delineation limiting factor consideration factor parameter moratorium rahui string attached to something official forbiddance court order allocation marking out delimitation distinguishing feature

Noun

A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another

Antonym of defense

defense Idiom, Proverb

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