how to pronounce defending


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defending is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of defending in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… who've lost limbs defending this country …”

meanings of defending


  1. Present participle and gerund of defend.

defending frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word defending occurs in english on average 9.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics defending can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that defending can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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