Detailed Translations for defensive from English to Dutch


defensive adj

  1. defensive

Translation Matrix for defensive:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- defensive attitude
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
defensief defensive
verdedigend defensive
- justificative; justificatory

Related Words for "defensive":

  • defensiveness, defensively, defense

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Related Definitions for "defensive":

  1. intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack1
    • defensive weapons1
    • a defensive stance1
  2. attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing1
  3. an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')1

Wiktionary Translations for defensive:

Cross Translation:
defensive defensief défensif — Qui faire pour la défense.


defense [the ~] noun, American

  1. the defense (defence)
    de achterhoede
  2. the defense (defence)
    de afweer
  3. the defense (defence)
    de defensie
  4. the defense (preventive measure; defence)
    het afweermiddel
  5. the defense (defence; resistance)
    de verdediging

Translation Matrix for defense:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
achterhoede defence; defense
afweer defence; defense
afweermiddel defence; defense; preventive measure
defensie defence; defense
verdediging defence; defense; resistance
- defence; defence force; defence mechanism; defence reaction; defending team; defense force; defense lawyers; defense mechanism; defense reaction; defense team; defensive measure; defensive structure; demurrer; denial; refutation; vindication
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- apology; defence; resistance

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Related Definitions for "defense":

  1. the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury1
    • a good boxer needs a good defense1
    • defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem1
  2. protection from harm1
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease1
  3. (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies1
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad1
    • they were developed for the defense program1
  4. a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him1
    • he gave evidence for the defense1
  5. a structure used to defend against attack1
    • the artillery battered down the defenses1
  6. the justification for some act or belief1
    • he offered a persuasive defense of the theory1
  7. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions1
    • in defense he said the other man started it1
  8. an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack1
    • he joined the defense against invasion1
  9. the defendant and his legal advisors collectively1
    • the defense called for a mistrial1
  10. (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring1
    • his teams are always good on defense1
  11. (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires1

Wiktionary Translations for defense:

  1. argument in support or justification of something
  2. anything employed to oppose attack
  3. action of protecting from attack
  1. verdediging, verweer

Cross Translation:
defense motivering; rechtvaardiging; wettiging; interdict; verbod; afweer; defensie; verdediging; weer; verweer défense — Action de défendre

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