Synonyms to defending

defensive, covering, custodial, fostering, guardian, guarding, immunizing, parental, preventive, prophylactic, protecting, protective, safeguarding, screening, self-defensive, self-preservative, self-protective, sheltering, shielding, tutelary, vigilant, watchful, care, charge, custodianship, custody, hold, keep, keeping, preventive custody, protection, protective custody, safekeeping, ward, patrol, Argus, Charley, airplane spotter, beat, course, cover, defend, do, fire patrolman, fire warden, fireguard, forward observer, go over, guard, keep guard, keep vigil, keep watch, lookout, lookout man, measure, mount guard, night watchman, overpass, pass over, pass through, patroller, patrolman, perambulate, peregrinate, pererrate, picket, ply, police, protect, range, range over, reconnoi