Translation of defense in Spanish:

defense

defensa, n.

(British defence)

Pronunciation /ˈdiˌfɛns//dəˈfɛns//dɪˈfɛns/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1Military

      defensa feminine
      (spending) (before noun) de defensa
      Secretary of Defense (in US) Secretario de Defensa masculine Mexico
      • Defence Minister (in UK) Ministra de Defensa

    • 1.2(on personal level)

      defensa feminine
      to come to sb's defense salir / acudir en defensa de algn
      • the old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggers el anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes

  • 2

    • 2.1(protection)

      defensa feminine
      protección feminine
      defense against sth defensa / protección contra algo

    • 2.2(apologia)

      defensa feminine
      a convincing defense of his theories una convincente defensa de sus teorías

  • 3defenses plural

    Military Psychology Medicine
    defensas feminine
    the body's defenses las defensas del organismo
    • to lower / drop one's defenses bajar la guardia
    • I wore down his defenses conseguí que bajara la guardia
  • 4

    Law
    defensa feminine
    the accused will conduct his own defense el acusado se hará cargo de / llevará su propia defensa
    • ignorance of the law is no defense la ignorancia de la ley no exime de su cumplimiento
    • the defense la defensa
    • before noun defense counsel abogado defensor
    • defense witness testigo de la defensa
  • 5

    • 5.1Sport

      defensa feminine
      the team is strong on defense el equipo tiene una buena defensa

    • 5.2(in chess)

      defensa feminine