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safeguard

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of safeguard

  1. 1 means or method of defending with these safeguards in place, no one should be able to break into our computers Synonyms of safeguard aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, defense, screen, security, shield, wall, wardWords Related to safeguard arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms of safeguard aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive

  2. 2 a measure taken to preclude loss or injury safeguards that were intended to assure our security, but not at the expense of our liberty Synonyms of safeguard caution, fail-safe, palladium, preventive, precautionWords Related to safeguard armor, cover, guard, protection, screen, shield, wall, ward


safeguard

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of safeguard

  1. to drive danger or attack away from sheepdogs safeguard the flock from attacks by wolves Synonyms of safeguard bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, defend, screen, secure, shield, wardWords Related to safeguard avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms of safeguard bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms of safeguard assail, assault, attack

Synonym Discussion of safeguard

defend, protect, shield, guard, safeguard mean to keep secure from danger or against attack. defend denotes warding off actual or threatened attack.
    • defend the country
protect implies the use of something (such as a covering) as a bar to the admission or impact of what may attack or injure.
    • a hard hat to protect your head
shield suggests protective intervention in imminent danger or actual attack.
    • shielded her eyes from the sun with her hand
guard implies protecting with vigilance and force against expected danger.
    • White House entrances are well guarded
safeguard implies taking precautionary protective measures against merely possible danger.
    • our civil liberties must be safeguarded


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