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Indicative

Present simple

  • I defy
  • you defy
  • he defies
  • we defy
  • you defy
  • they defy

Past simple

  • I defied
  • you defied
  • he defied
  • we defied
  • you defied
  • they defied

Future

  • I will defy
  • you will defy
  • he will defy
  • we will defy
  • you will defy
  • they will defy

Present continuous

  • I am defying
  • you are defying
  • he is defying
  • we are defying
  • you are defying
  • they are defying

Past continuous

  • I was defying
  • you were defying
  • he was defying
  • we were defying
  • you were defying
  • they were defying

Future continuous

  • I will be defying
  • you will be defying
  • he will be defying
  • we will be defying
  • you will be defying
  • they will be defying

Present perfect

  • I have defied
  • you have defied
  • he has defied
  • we have defied
  • you have defied
  • they have defied

Pluperfect

  • I had defied
  • you had defied
  • he had defied
  • we had defied
  • you had defied
  • they had defied

Future perfect

  • I will have defied
  • you will have defied
  • he will have defied
  • we will have defied
  • you will have defied
  • they will have defied

Present perfect continuous

  • I have been defying
  • you have been defying
  • he has been defying
  • we have been defying
  • you have been defying
  • they have been defying

Pluperfect continuous

  • I had been defying
  • you had been defying
  • he had been defying
  • we had been defying
  • you had been defying
  • they had been defying

Future perfect continuous

  • I will have been defying
  • you will have been defying
  • he will have been defying
  • we will have been defying
  • you will have been defying
  • they will have been defying

Subjunctive

  • I would defy
  • you would defy
  • he would defy
  • we would defy
  • you would defy
  • they would defy

  • I would be defying
  • you would be defying
  • he would be defying
  • we would be defying
  • you would be defying
  • they would be defying

  • I would have defied
  • you would have defied
  • he would have defied
  • we would have defied
  • you would have defied
  • they would have defied

  • I would have been defying
  • you would have been defying
  • he would have been defying
  • we would have been defying
  • you would have been defying
  • they would have been defying

Imperative

Affirmative

  • (you) defy
  • (we) Let's defy
  • (you) defy

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