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defy (plural defies)
challenge — see challenge
- To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
- (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) 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.
- to defy an enemy; to defy the power of a magistrate; to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy public opinion.
To renounce or dissolve all bonds
To provoke to combat or strife