1. III
defend smb., smth.
1) defend a child (a friend, widows and orphans, the weak, one's life, etc.) защищать ребенка и т. д.; the Soviet people rose to a man to defend the liberty and independence of their country весь советский народ как один человек встал на защиту свободы и независимости своей родины; we solemnly pledge to defend the cause of peace мы торжественно клянемся защищать дело мира; defend the village оборонять деревню; they defended themselves они оборонялись
2) defend one's rights (one's interests, one's honour, an opinion, a case, etc.) отстаивать свои права и т. д., he made a long speech defending his ideas он произнес длинную речь в защиту своих идей; the accused man had a lawyer to defend him обвиняемого защищал адвокат
2. IV
defend smb., smth. in some manner defend smb., smth. bravely (courageously, heroically, vigorously, at the risk /at the peril/ of one's life, badly, etc.) храбро и т. д. защищать /оборонять/ кого-л., что-л.
3. XXI1
1) defend smb., smth. against /from /smb., smth. defend the population from epidemics (the people from faining, the country against invasion, the land from devastation, him from danger, etc.) принимать меры, чтобы защитить население от эпидемии и т. д.; they defended the city against the enemy они отстоян город от врага; drastic measures were immediately taken to defend the people from cholera были немедленно приняты решительные меры, чтобы уберечь людей от холеры; defend smb., smth. with smth. defend smb., smth. with a sword (with a stone, etc.) защищать /оборонить/ кого-л., что-л. шпагой и т. д., when the dog attacked me I defended myself with a stick когда на мена) набросилась собака, я отогнал ее палкой
2) defend smb., smth. against /from /smb., smth. defend him against a charge (their rights against shameless encroachments, etc.) защипать его от [этого] обвинения и т. д.; he staunchly (vigorously, determinedly, etc.) defended her from /against/ their accusation он упорно и т. д. защищал ее от их обвинений; defend smb., smth. with smth. he defended her (the proposal, etc.) with an ardent speech он выступил в ее защиту и т. д. с пламенной речью
4. XXV
defend what. defend what is right защищать правое дело; how can you what you have no idea of? как вы можете отстаивать /ратовать за/ то, о чем вы не имеете ни малейшего представления?

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