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Crossword Puzzle Solutions for: DE?E?D

defend

defend
(v. t.) To ward or fend off; to drive back or away; to repel.
(v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.
(v. t.) To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against; attack; to maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town; to defend a cause; to defend character; to defend the absent; -- sometimes followed by from or against; as, to defend one's self from, or against, one's enemies.
(v. t.) To deny the right of the plaintiff in regard to (the suit, or the wrong charged); to oppose or resist, as a claim at law; to contest, as a suit.

depend

depend
(v. i.) To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
(v. i.) To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
(v. i.) To rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; -- followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
(v. i.) To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; -- with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
(v. i.) To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
(v. i.) To impend.