Synonyms and Antonyms of aegis
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 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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