safeguard
I noun armor, assurance, buffer, bulwark, cover, defense, fortification, insurance, munimentum, palladium, precaution, preventive measure, propugnaculum, protection, provision, screen, security, shield, surety II index asylum (protection), auspices, barrier, bear (support), bulwark, concern (care), conserve, cover (protection), cover (guard), coverage (insurance), custody (supervision), defend, discretion (quality of being discreet), ensconce, ensure, foster, guarantee, guaranty, guardian, harbor, hedge, keep (shelter), maintain (sustain), panoply, patrol, police, precaution, preparation, preserve, protect, protection, rescue, save (rescue), screen (guard), security (safety), shield, ward

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  • Safeguard — is a tool used by a state to restrain international trade to protect a certain home industry from foreign competition. In the World Trade Organization (WTO) system, a member may take a “safeguard” action (i.e., restrict imports of a product… …   Wikipedia

  • Safeguard — Safe guard , n. [Safe = guard: cf. F. sauvegarde.] 1. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection. Shak. [1913 Webster] Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother s throne. Granville. [1913 Webster] 2. A convoy or guard to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • safeguard — (n.) early 15c., protection, safety, from M.Fr. sauvegarde safekeeping, safeguard (13c.), from O.Fr. salve, sauve (fem. of sauf; see SAFE (Cf. safe)) + garde a keeping (see GUARD (Cf. guard)). Meaning something that offers security from danger is …   Etymology dictionary

  • safeguard — [n] protection aegis, armament, armor, buffer, bulwark, convoy, defense, escort, guard, screen, security, shield, surety, ward; concept 712 Ant. endangerment, harm, hurt, injury safeguard [v] protect assure, bulwark, conserve, cover, defend,… …   New thesaurus

  • safeguard — ► NOUN ▪ a measure taken to protect or prevent something. ► VERB ▪ protect with a safeguard …   English terms dictionary

  • Safeguard — Safe guard , v. t. To guard; to protect. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • safeguard — vb guard, shield, protect, *defend Analogous words: conserve, preserve, *save: secure, insure, *ensure, assure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Safeguard — An outward petticoat worn by farmers wives who ride on horseback to market and called so because it guarded the other clothes from spoiling. About 1617 …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • safeguard — [sāfgärd΄] n. [ME saufgarde < MFr sauvegarde: see SAVE1 & GUARD] any person or thing that protects or guards against loss or injury; specif., a) a precaution or protective stipulation b) a permit or pass allowing safe passage c) Now Rare a… …   English World dictionary

  • safeguard — ▪ I. safeguard safe‧guard 1 [ˈseɪfgɑːd ǁ gɑːrd] verb [intransitive, transitive] to protect something from harm or damage: • Further regulations must be introduced to safeguard the environment. safeguard against • We will safeguard against future… …   Financial and business terms

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