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From Old French defier, from Vulgar Latin *disfidare (renounce one's faith), from Latin dis- (away) + fidus (faithful). Meaning shifted 14c. from "be disloyal" to "challenge."

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Singular
Defy

Plural
defies

Defy (plural defies)
  1. A challenge.

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Infinitive
to Defy

Third person singular
defies

Simple past
defied

Past participle
defied

Present participle
Defying

to Defy (third-person singular simple present defies, present participle Defying, simple past and past participle defied)
  1. To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
  2. To provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt; as, to defy an enemy; to defy the power of a magistrate; to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy public opinion.

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