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safeguard

safe·guard

safeguard

 
 
pronunciation:
seIf gard
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a person, thing, or action that gives protection; a way of making sure that something is safe.
Seat belts in cars are a safeguard against getting hurt in an accident.
synonyms:
defense, guard, protection, shield
similar words:
security
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: safeguarded, safeguarding, safeguards
definition: to keep safe; guard; protect.
The fireman taught us how to safeguard our home.
synonyms:
guard, protect, shield
similar words:
armor, defend, ensure, preserve, secure, shelter, watch