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shield

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means or method of defending

  • the slightly built boy used his sharp wit as a shield against the schoolʼs bullies
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shield

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1 to drive danger or attack away from

  • celebrities who are shielded by a cluster of bodyguards whenever they appear in public
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stand up for

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2 to place a protective layer over

  • she shielded her eyes from the sun with her hand
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Synonym Discussion of shield

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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