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{adj: steadfast, staunch, unswerving} firm and dependable especially in loyalty
"a steadfast ally"
"a staunch defender of free speech"
"unswerving devotion"
"unswerving allegiance"

{n: Defender of the Faith} a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since

{n: Iwo, Iwo Jima, invasion of Iwo} a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)

{n: Leo X, Giovanni de'Medici} son of Lorenzo de'Medici and pope from 1513 to 1521 who excommunicated Martin Luther and who in 1521 bestowed on Henry VIII the title of Defender of the Faith (1475-1521)

{n: Red Hand Defenders, RHD} a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Free State; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder

{n: Zola, Emile Zola} French novelist and critic; defender of Dreyfus (1840-1902)

{n: defender, guardian, protector, shielder} a person who cares for persons or property

{n: defender, withstander} a fighter who holds out against attack

{n: defense, defence, defense force, defence force} an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
"he joined the defense against invasion"

{n: patron saint} a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

{n: public defender} a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense

{n: watchdog} a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
"she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"

{v: drop back} take position in the rear, especially of a military formation or team sporting event, "The defender dropped back behind his teammate"

{v: side, pull, root} take sides with ; align oneself with ; show strong sympathy for
"We all rooted for the home team"
"I'm pulling for the underdog"
"Are you siding with the defender of the title?"

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