To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
- To oppose or resist with boldness and assurance: defied the blockade by sailing straight through it.
- To refuse to submit to or cooperate with: defied the court order by leaving the country.
- To be unaffected by; resist or withstand: "So the plague defied all medicines” ( Daniel Defoe).
- To challenge or dare (someone) to do something: She defied her accusers to prove their charges.