defy în Engleză

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v. oppose, resist; challenge

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Millions of Afghans participated in the first round of presidential elections on April 5, defying threats of violence by Islamist Taliban militia.
(Source: Voice of America)
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Returning home, his thoughts were still in America, and he chuckled with delight as he recalled the way in which the two chinas had defied the professional dignity of the French cook,
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Pro-Russian separatists voted unanimously in favour of moving forward with its independence referendum, defying calls by Russian president Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote — to open the way for negotiations with Kiev.
(Voice of America)
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The elder, Aristón, entertained him and frightened him out of his wits with lugubrious tales of cemeteries and ghosts; the little Aristas continued his gymnastic exercises; he had constructed a springboard by placing a plank upon a heap of sand and there he practised his death-defying leaps.
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The SCUD rockets, which described a trajectory of about 500 miles before falling into the sea, defied a ban on conducting such tests, imposed by the UN on Pyongyang.
(Voice of America)
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Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong continue to block a main avenue and intersections in the city, defying a call by the government to leave the streets and allow for the resumption of public transport services.
(Voice of America)
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' Insect 'cuckoos' defy listing; they are so numerous and their habit has been reinvented so often.
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"I defy you to find another beauty like that," said a fourth.
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As understandable as your reasons might have been, the fact that you have publicly defied me remains.
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But Will Dearborn had changed things; had gotten into her head and now lodged there, a tenant who defied eviction.
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Sinonime
1. oppose: face, resist, withstand
2. dare: disobey, beard, brave, insult, mock, challenge, despise



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