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