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Definitions and Synonyms of safeguard | Another word for safeguard | What is safeguard?

Definition 1: a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc. - [noun denoting act]

Samples where safeguard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
  • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
  • we let our guard down

Synonyms for safeguard in the sense of this definition

(safeguard is a kind of ...) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

"the situation called for strong measures" "the police took steps to reduce crime"

(... is a kind of safeguard ) a precaution in case of an emergency

"he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"

(... is a kind of safeguard ) measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.

"military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"

Definition 2: a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for safeguard in the sense of this definition

(safeguard is a kind of ...) any authorization to pass or go somewhere

"the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

Definition 3: make safe - [verb of competition]

(safeguard is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

Definition 4: escort safely - [verb of motion]

(safeguard is a kind of ...) accompany as an escort

"She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"

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