Thesaurus

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 of shield aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, defense, wall, wardWords Related to shield arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms of shield 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 of shield bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, defend, wardWords Related to shield avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms of shield bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms of shield assail, assault, attack

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

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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