precaution, safeguard, guard(noun)
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense
Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
a safe-conduct, especially in time of war
to protect, to keep safe
She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
to escort safely
Origin: From safe + guard
one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
a convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property
a pass; a passport; a safe-conduct
to guard; to protect
Origin: [Safe = guard: cf. F. sauvegarde.]
In the technical language of the World Trade Organization system, a safeguard is used to restrain international trade in order to protect a certain home industry from foreign competition. A member may take a “safeguard” action to protect a specific domestic industry from an increase in imports of any product which is causing, or which is threatening to cause, serious injury to the domestic industry that produces like or directly competitive products.
The numerical value of safeguard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of safeguard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity.
Safeguard the health both of body and soul.
You can do a lot on your own to safeguard your reputation.
Religious freedom is a core American value we must safeguard.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
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Translations for safeguard
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- beskyttelse, beskytte, værn, sikreDanish
- kulkulupa, suojata, suoja, turvataFinnish
- დაცვა, დამცველიGeorgian
- salvaguarda, salvaguardarPortuguese
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