defy

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
defy

Third-person singular
defies

Past tense
defied

Past participle
defied

Present participle
defying

  1. When you defy someone, you refuse to do what he or she wants you to do.
    He is going to defy her orders for him to come here.
  2. When you defy something, you challenge it.
    That politician is willing to defy public opinion, even if it is not politically popular.

Noun[change]

Singular
defy

Plural
defies

  1. A defy is a challenge to something.