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Pronunciation of Defy: Learn how to pronounce Defy in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word defy:

verb (defies, defying, defied)
1 [with object] openly resist or refuse to obey:
a woman who defies convention
be of such a kind or nature that (a specified attitude or action) is almost impossible:
his actions defy belief
the outfit defied adequate description
2 [with object and infinitive] appear to be challenging (someone) to do or prove something:
he glowered at her, defying her to mock him
archaic challenge (someone) to fight:
go now, defy him to the combat



Middle English (in the senses ‘renounce an allegiance’ and ‘challenge to combat’): from Old French desfier, based on Latin dis- (expressing reversal) + fidus ‘faithful’