Translation of defy in Setswana

defy

ganêla mo pontsheng

verbdefies, defying, defied

  • 1

    ganêla mo pontsheng
    gana go ôbamêla
    ‘They defied the law’ Ba ne ba gana go ôbamêla molaô
    • resist something openly
    • refuse to obey
  • 2

    gwetlha
    ‘I defy you to prove this’ Ke go gwetlha go netefatsa se
    • challenge a person to do something you believe cannot be done
  • 3

    palêla
    ‘The door defied all efforts to open it’ Maitekô otlhe a go bula lebati a ne a pala
    • prevent something being done