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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 …”
To defend means to fight for or against something.
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.
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;