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safeguard

safe·guard

safeguard

 
 
pronunciation:
seIf gard
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a person, thing, or action that serves to protect or defend; means of maintaining safety.
synonyms:
bulwark, defense, guard, protection, shield
similar words:
bastion, convoy, security
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: safeguarded, safeguarding, safeguards
definition: to keep safe; guard; protect.
synonyms:
guard, protect, shield
antonyms:
jeopardize
similar words:
armor, chaperon, convoy, defend, ensure, preserve, save, secure, shelter, watch