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Remitting

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giving, abating, absolution, absolve, acquittal, authorise, authorize, avoid, bear, behave.
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defense
Definition:
the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the UnitedStates; created in 1947

Synonyms:

noun
act
defence, defense, defensive measure.
answer
antiphon, band aid, counterclaim, guff, lip, refutation, remark, repartee, rhetorical question, Re-mark, counterclaims, echoes, toppers, antiphons, parting shot, the ticket, backcap, counter-claim, thank you note, thank-you note.
apologia
apologetics.
armament; protection system
aegis, armor, arms, barricade, bastille, bastion, bulwark, buttress, citadel, cover, deterrence, embankment, fastness, fence, fort, fortification, fortress, garrison, guard, immunity, munitions, palisade, parapet, position, protection, rampart, redoubt, resistance, safeguard, security, shelter, shield, stockade, stronghold, trench, wall, ward, warfare, weaponry, weapons, dike.
bastion
breastwork, stronghold, tower of strength, breastworks.
bulwark
outwork, parapet, redoubt, Vallation, outworks, redoubts.
contrast
foil.
counter-evidence
confutation, contradiction, disproof, negation, opposition, parry, subversion, counter-evidence.
cover
harborage, harborages, coverts.
defense
argument, armor, aversion, backfire, barricade, barrier, buffer, counterattack, countermeasure, cover, defence, Defence Force, Defence Mechanism, Defence Reaction, defending team, defense department, defense force, defense lawyers, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense team, defensive measure, defensive structure, demurrer, denial, department of defense, dod, fortress, guard, harbor, moat, protection, refutation, resistance, safeguard, screen, security, shelter, shield, stronghold, support, vindication, wall.
defense mechanism
defense reaction, sublimation, symbolization, sublimations.
explanation, justification
answer, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, cleanup, copout, exculpation, excuse, exoneration, extenuation, jive, plea, rationalization, rejoinder, reply, response, retort, return, song and dance, story, vindication, whitewash, Apologizing, Excusing, Explaining, fish story, off-time.
fortification
blockhouse, earthwork, entrenchment, palisade, Embattlement, presidio, earthworks, presidios, blockhouses, entrenchments.
opposition
duel, negativism, unfriendliness, Antinomies, Antinomy, Oppugnancy, obstructiveness, counter-attack, counter-attacks, opposure.
parapet
protective wall.
plea
appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, suit.
preservation
guardianship, perpetuation, sustentation, safeguarding, perpetuations, preserval.
reason
the whole idea, whyfor.
response
acknowledgment, answer, denial, echo, excuse, explanation, justification, objection, reaction, rebuttal, refutation, rejoinder, reply, response, retort, return, riposte.
safety
impregnability, safeness.
weapon
armament.
verb
cover
bumper.
Examples of usage:
  1. The defense was prepared by Schrank in the county jail. – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  2. But the young men- the flower of the French nation- whose lives have been offered on the altar of national defense- these cannot be replaced. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  3. I'm not at all sure I'd do it even then, Miss Louise; not unless I was forced to do it in self- defense. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  4. He knew that he was merely a defense mechanism, to ward off fear: for, it wasn't true. – My Shipmate--Columbus by Stephen Wilder
  5. Crime, she knew, was a result of poverty, necessity, self- defense or lack of control, and she also knew that Bud Larkin had never been called upon to fall back on any of these. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan

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