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ward

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ward

  1. 1 means or method of defending <frequent hand washing is an oft-recommended ward against the spread of common germs> Synonyms aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, defenseRelated Words arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive

  2. 2 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something <gained the ward of his cousin upon the death of her parents> Synonyms care, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, trust, custodyRelated Words control, governorship, hand(s), management, superintendence, supervision




ward

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ward

  1. to drive danger or attack away from <vowed that he would take whatever measures were necessary to ward the nation's people> Synonyms bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, defendRelated 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




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