1. To plead in favor of.
2. Push for something
To keep in check; to restrain.
To keep to the curb.
1. To protect against a challenge or attack; SYN. guard, hold.
2. To argue in defense of; SYN. support, fend for.
3. To be on the defensive; act against an attack.
4. To be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; SYN. represent.
1. To consider as the favorite; SYN. favour.
2. To treat gently or carefully.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for favor.
(Alternate spelling: patronise).
1. To be a customer or client of; SYN. patronage, support.
2. To do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of; SYN. shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor.
3. To treat condescendingly; SYN. condescend.
1. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; SYN. maintain, keep up.
2. To prevent from rotting, of foods
1. To shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
2. To use tariffs to favor domestic industry, in international trade.
1. To escort safely.
2. To make safe.
1. To examine in order to test suitability; SYN. screen out, sieve, sort.
2. To examine methodically; test for suitability.
3. To prevent from entering, as of light; SYN. block out.
4. To project onto a screen for viewing; of films.
5. To test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; SYN. test.
To protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm; SYN. screen.
1. To maintain or defend one's rights or innocence with success; to prove to be valid.
2. To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify.
3. To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
4. To avenge; to punish.
1. To keep watch over; guard
2. To turn aside (something threatening); deflect — usually used with off