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guardian

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of guardian

  1. 1 a person or group that watches over someone or something <the state became his guardian when he was put into protective custody> Synonyms custodian, guard, keeper, lookout, minder, picket, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watcher, watchmanRelated Words observer, patrol, spotter, surveillant, watchdog; bodyguard, convoy, defender, escort, honor guard; gatekeeper; hack [slang]

  2. 2 a person who takes care of a property sometimes for an absent owner <the guardians of the summer estate awaited the return of the tycoon> Synonyms caretaker, custodian, janitor, keeper, warden, watchmanRelated Words cocurator, curator; sexton, steward

  3. 3 someone that protects <the editor defended his newspaper's unrelenting exposure of government corruption, arguing that it is journalism's role to act as a guardian of democracy> Synonyms custodian, defender, guard, protector, guardian angel, protectionRelated Words bodyguard, champion; lookout, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watchdog, watchman; conserver, harborer, keeper, preserver, saver

  4. 4 a person who has responsibility for the care of another <when her parents died, her aunt became her legal guardian> Synonyms carer, caretaker, caregiverRelated Words foster parent; babysitter, minder, nanny (also nannie), nurse, sitter; custodian, guard, keep, keeper, protector; attendant, chaperone (or chaperon), companionNear Antonyms charge, client, dependent, ward





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