Defy



verb (used with object), defied, defying.
1.
to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly:
to defy parental authority.
2.
to offer effective resistance to:
a fort that defies attack.
3.
to challenge (a person) to do something deemed impossible:
They defied him to dive off the bridge.
4.
Archaic. to challenge to a combat or contest.
noun, plural defies.
5.
a challenge; a defiance.
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to resist (a powerful person, authority, etc) openly and boldly
2.
to elude, esp in a baffling way: his actions defy explanation
3.
(formal) to challenge or provoke (someone to do something judged to be impossible); dare: I defy you to climb that cliff
4.
(archaic) to invite to do battle or combat
defi

noun

Defiance; notice of act of defiance •Use has not been continuous since the first attestation in 1580: on a signboard, a defi to the On Leongs

[late 1880s+; apparently fr French de´fi]

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