safeguard


1safe·guard

noun \ˈsāf-ˌgärd\

: something that provides protection against possible loss, damage, etc.

Full Definition of SAFEGUARD

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2
a :  a precautionary measure, stipulation, or device
b :  a technical contrivance to prevent accident

Examples of SAFEGUARD

  1. The new law has safeguards to protect the rights of citizens.
  2. There are many safeguards built into the system to prevent fraud.

Origin of SAFEGUARD

Middle English saufgarde, from Anglo-French, from sauf safe + garde guard
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2safeguard

transitive verb

: to make (someone or something) safe or secure

Full Definition of SAFEGUARD

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:  to provide a safeguard for
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:  to make safe :  protect

Examples of SAFEGUARD

  1. laws that safeguard the rights of citizens
  2. You need to safeguard your computer against viruses.
  3. There are steps you can take to safeguard against identity theft.

First Known Use of SAFEGUARD

15th century

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