fend for

Definitions of fend for
  1. verb
    argue or speak in defense of
    synonyms: defend, support
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    apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalise, rationalize
    defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    stand up, stick up
    defend against attack or criticism
    stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
    color, colour, gloss
    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
    offer as an excuse or plea
    extenuate, mitigate, palliate
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
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    argue, reason
    present reasons and arguments
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