verteidigen

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From Middle High German verteidingen from vertagedingen, derived from teidinc, tagedinc (originally "judgment", then "talk, chatter", so Narrenteiding (foolish chatter)) of tac (day) and ding (negotiation). Cognate with Dutch verdedigen.

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  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈtaɪ̯dɪɡən/
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  • Hyphenation: ver‧tei‧di‧gen

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verteidigen (weak, third-person singular present verteidigt, past tense verteidigte, past participle verteidigt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to defend (from attack)
  2. to justify (an opinion, behavior, etc.)

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