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transitive verb
    1. to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly: to defy parental authority
    2. to offer effective resistance to: a fort that defies attack
    3. to challenge (a person) to do something deemed impossible: They defied him to dive off the bridge.
  • to challenge to do something considered impossible; dare [Taisha]
  • resist openly [Nandigam]

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