- Antonyms of defy:
- apply, lend oneself, capitulate, concede, defer, goose-step, serve, stoop, submit, surrender, yield, cooperate, keep, observe, accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, oblige, attend, hear, heed, listen, mark, note, notice, regard, watch, comply, conform, follow, mind, obey, avoid, eschew, shun, elude, escape, evade, shake, dodge, duck, funk, shirk, sidestep, bow, give in, knuckle under, succumb.
- Examples of usage:
Proud of what I had done, without thinking what use I could make of my weapon, my first care was to hide it in such a manner as would defy a minute search.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons",Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
For Margaret they had not kept off " this," the spirit of Egypt; nothing can keep off Egypt; its power and mystery defy both time and science.
"There was a King in Egypt",Norma Lorimer.
Do you know what happens to servants who defy their masters?
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard",Eleanor Farjeon.
- Proud of what I had done, without thinking what use I could make of my weapon, my first care was to hide it in such a manner as would defy a minute search.