how to pronounce defends


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the above transcription of defends is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

defends is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… blood cell that defends against bacteria …”

meanings of defends


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of defend.

defends frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word defends occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics defends 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 defends can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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