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shield

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shield

  1. means or method of defending <the slightly built boy used his sharp wit as a shield against the school's bullies> Synonyms aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, defense, wall, wardRelated Words arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive




shield

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shield

  1. 1 to drive danger or attack away from <celebrities who are shielded by a cluster of bodyguards whenever they appear in public> Synonyms bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, defend, wardRelated Words avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms assail, assault, attack

  2. 2 to place a protective layer over <she shielded her eyes from the sun with her hand> Synonyms screen, coverRelated Words cloak, clothe, veil; drape, pall; canopy, cap, crown; disguise, mask, obscureNear Antonyms bare, expose, uncover




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