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ward

noun

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1 means or method of defending
  • frequent hand washing is an oft-recommended ward against the spread of common germs

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2 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something
  • gained the ward of his cousin upon the death of her parents

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ward

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of ward (Entry 2 of 2)

to drive danger or attack away from
  • vowed that he would take whatever measures were necessary to ward the nation's people

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The first known use of ward was before the 12th century

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“Ward.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ward. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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