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aegis

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aegis

  1. 1 means or method of defending <having no claim to the land under the aegis of the law, the cattle baron decided to claim it by force> Synonyms defense (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, wardRelated Words arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive

  2. 2 the financial support and general guidance for an undertaking <a medical study that was questioned by many because it was done under the aegis of a major pharmaceutical company> Synonyms auspice (also egis), backing, patronage, sponsorshipRelated Words bankrolling, endowment, financing, funding, subsidy; encouragement, fosterage; aid, assistance, help



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