What Does Defy Mean?

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Defy is an English word which means to challenge the powers of something or resist boldly and openly. It also means to refuse to submit to something or somebody. It can be used in sentences as 'the two children intend to defy parental authority when they grow old'.
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de·fy
[v. dih-fahy; n. dih-fahy, dee-fahy]
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [DE·FIED, DE·FY·ING.]
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 DE·FIES.]
5.
a challenge; a defiance.
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