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Rebellious tonePlay
Using 'defy' suggests a strong, often rebellious attitude against authority or rules. SlideThe teenager defied the school dress code with his outrageous outfit.
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Not passivePlay
'Defy' implies an active choice to resist, more than just passive non-compliance. SlideShe defied the company's policy by speaking out at the meeting.