how to pronounce defend


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the above transcription of defend 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.

defend is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of defend in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… big inefficient I'll defend them because …”

meaning of defend

To defend means to fight for or against something.

defend frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word defend occurs in english on average 20.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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