Synonym of guard

Alternative for guard

guards, guarded, guarding

Synonym: check, control, curb, defend, protect, restrain, secure, shield, watch,

Noun

A person assigned to keep watch, protect, or control access to a place or person
guardian custodian warden keeper sentry escort lookout watch minder protector sentinel watchman defender attendant picket warder watcher companion chaperone protection guide scout chaperon patrol bouncer garrison watchperson nightwatchman convoyer ranger shepherd guardian angel security guard bodyguard caretaker overseer steward convoy watchdog spotter preserver ward carer angel safeguard curator duenna night watchman champion observer vedette janitor security officer supervisor superintendent usher monitor nurse savior detective spy watchwoman cortege trustee heavy patrolman doorman handler consort protectress saviour nursemaid squire bird dog ombudsman vanguard outrider paladin sitter hired gun advance guard signaller flagger police officer conserver vigil surveillance watchkeeper praetorian muscle detail patrolwoman qui vive governess security man baby sitter protection officer doorkeeper conservator scrutineer fleet inspector entourage surveillant matron reconnoitrer signalman flagman policeman aide assistant caregiver herald reconnoiterer outpost patron retinue attendance lookout man lookout woman night watch cerberus cop sponsor vigilante godparent baby-sitter precursor harbinger pilot equerry valet helper porter avant-courier scouting party task force concierge foregoer forerunner benefactor sidekick torchbearer babysitter regulator friend bulwark hero tutelary abettor receptionist company defence defense cavalier supervisory body leader pathfinder lead gatekeeper lady in waiting personal assistant white knight tower of strength armed guard advocate lifesaver gamekeeper pioneer knight in shining armour good angel ministering angel guardian spirit fairy godmother advance man rover trooper wanderer soldier park ranger

Noun

A (heightened) state of being ready to defend oneself

Noun

The part of a sword that protects the wielder's hand

Noun

A splasher (cover to prevent splashes)

Noun

A guard, typically made of straps or wire, fitted over an animal's muzzle to stop it biting or feeding

Noun

A device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain

Noun

A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another

Noun

The action of overseeing something
oversight supervision care charge administration management superintendence control handling direction government stewardship surveillance custody guidance inspection keeping regulation superintendency conduct governance headship intendance operation presidency running command aegis check guardianship keep maintenance managing overseeing tutelage leadership rule organization orchestration organisation protection controlling patronage auspices execution governing wardship coordination manipulation safe keeping ward protectorship directing regulating conducting supervising commanding administering orchestrating treatment ruling law dominion polity bureaucracy domination power influence politics masterminding authority regimentation political practice approach instruction observation trusteeship hands lap executive empire ministry powers-that-be predominanc ministration trust safekeeping prosecution support plan policy tactics regimen strategy performance backing monitoring policing cover carrying out transaction wielding red tape regiment ordering arrangement responsibility agency adaptation classification alteration reorganisation systematisation settlement reorganization reconciliation responsibility for standardisation organizing codification standardization organising systematization moderation championship sovereignty sponsorship umbrella leading guiding statecraft sway steering predominance regency the feds Uncle Sam ascendancy jurisdiction supremacy reign dominance mastery regime superiority upper hand preeminence hegemony whip hand ascendance ascendency establishment officialdom prepotence grip primacy hold paramountcy reins prepotency mana might sovranty ascendence imperium authorities system predominancy death grip dictatorship clutch powers that be preponderancy officials junta eminence arm edge prepollency distinction system of government pre-eminence transcendence clout the Establishment the system prerogative preponderance prestigiousness right civil service noteworthiness city hall say-so Big Brother people in charge tyranny directorate tenure province grasp predomination men in suits dynasty subjection despotism leverage generalship regulatory commission authorization weight authorisation force commission strength license strings corridors of power might and main era statesmanship diplomacy house oppression suppression triumph victory directorship captaincy premiership governorship administrative system puissance rulership coercion conquest regnancy containment subjugation intimidation repression strong influence raj incumbency comanagement codirection coadministration subordination initiative military rule martial law warrant conveyance conduction foresight capacity pecking order permit word pwnage ownage men in grey suits the powers that be office federation kingdom territory pilotage skill time in power what it takes period of influence domain commonwealth realm duty procedure pull licence routine police board suits group process confederation old guard prevailing political order established order ruling class status quo prevailing social order privilege procedures rules official procedure formalities paperwork regulations program programme jump hand teeth drag ability muscle corporation superpower schedule military government strong arm leg up union people the state rules and regulations say area field range res publica world power diet government department menu district scope bounds circuit zone paper shuffling bureaucratic paperwork proper channels official procedures official forms administrativia administrivia officialism orbit sphere compass ministries course of therapy extent state turf limits judicature arbitration confines reach precinct bailiwick discretion magistracy slot inquisition purview beadledom extent of power oyer and terminer stomping grounds advantage lordship suzerainty overlordship seniority

Noun

A rigid casing that encloses and protects a piece of moving or delicate equipment
housing case casing cover covering encasement jacket shell capsule holder sheath container armour armor cocoon enclosure hull husk pod integument frame lid sheathing wrapper wrapping envelope sleeve skin shuck cowling coat pericarp bark protection layer wrap rind shelter folder peel vessel carapace shield outside defence defense legume seed case bubble nest chaff exoskeleton exterior receptacle compartment tank bran dress mantle glume lagging insulation threads cope top aril caparison awning tarpaulin cap blanket crust plastron cast mold keel peeling underside mould shard scale nacelle sanctuary refuge security haven safeguard asylum hiding safety concealment screen harbour ward harbor retreat wall aegis harborage safe harbor hiding place seedpod seed husk bur box repository canister cartridge cradle bin cask caddy chest storage can packet cylinder sack casket pot pouch carton tin caisson vat chamber package surface face exteriority veneer facade façade superficies coating front external surface outward aspect outer covering outer surface outside surface bag drum unit barrel crate tub vase hamper kettle jeroboam jar strongbox bunker shape vial bucket punnet flask hod churn bottle hutch humidor firkin store silo canteen cistern jug purse die depot pit pitcher scuttle basin poke dish stein bowl magnum sac reliquary crock pail coffer crucible beaker ewer pottery form carafe cauldron hopper pocket trunk cassette locker tray chassis wallet compact safe crating crib drawer scabbard etui

Noun

An organized body of military personnel or police
force body corps division unit army company squad battalion detachment patrol regiment squadron group outfit host party team troop bunch cohort crew legion body of people cell reserves horses shop soldiers armed forces brigade section platoon contingent band gang garrison posse organization organisation troupe detail battery set mob crowd commando cadre formation staff shift dream team troops working party faction pack array batch workers assembly employees gaggle line-up multitude military unit task force bevy bevvy lot special force column camp flight community sodality fraternity vocation brotherhood fellowship militia command league service duty armed force military detachment order control fatigue assignment throng horde military force bloc clique kitchen police wolf pack KP military division core personnel cluster constellation grouping clutch boodle gathering huddle nucleus consort knot crop delegation officers covey denomination sector parcel passel load system key group ring assemblage entirety one thing complement totality total hard core small group building block flock swarm congregation collection circle coterie herd muster drove block association club clan mass society network coven tribe fold aggregation union sect stream klatch klatsch alliance partnership clump ensemble number federation syndicate firm press confederation coalition meeting convocation guild combination affiliation sorority assortment convergence deputation crush consortium lineup institution commission mission delegacy bundle legation representatives agency combine cartel selection council congress establishment conference delegates sisterhood rally conclave trust ingathering class concourse set-up get-together followers galaxy concern corporation business convention envoys house disciples operation cabal side lodge aggregate committee agglomeration board cooperative confederacy suite enterprise bank institute package comrades following conglomerate turnout emissaries stockpile sea scrum clot rout monopoly deputies embassy retinue adherents cram partners school movement wing connection zoo setup subdivision machine hui diplomatic mission score runanga wad participation audience consociation in-group concentration brood orchestra nestful nye accumulation jam pool junta racket vigilante aircrew interest conspiracy combo mobilisation mobilization supply junto rabble congestion lobby intake slew pile composite troopers combatants servicemen forces Mafia push excursion consignment surge ruck shower stack volume chunk fighting men quota trio panel stable element foursome string players ballet miscellany portion encounter group support group group of people whole lot amalgamation sum integrality wayfarers voyagers travellers explorers cast myriad raft conglomeration ocean row cronies camarilla insiders intimates companions line crowd of people search party variety machinery structure the whole kit and caboodle the whole enchilada theater company theater group touring company devotees concert party vast number fleet expedition travelers confraternity cooperation caboodle meet members associates fellows actors performers subculture subgroup folks moiety culture faith pupils powwow roundup collaboration menagerie symposium forum caucus arrangement jamboree votaries apostles proponents students admirers relationship conventicle function liaison industry chamber synod confluence intersection session coming together assembled group coffee klatch parley confab tweetup reunion rendezvous sit-in junction meetup foregathering summit affair tryst schism epigones imitators emulators copiers acting company repertory company stock company procedure companionship relation concord college gild profession trade attenders subscribers appointment linkup compact copartnership social function legates designation embassage nomination togetherness hookup conjunction chumminess friendship co-partnership strategic partnership tie-up cahoots joint venture electorate lobby group involvement supporters enrolment admission enrollment participants colleagues affiliates membership inclusion attachment

Verb

To protect or defend someone or something
protect defend secure shield police safeguard patrol shelter preserve bulwark fence fend forfend cover fortify garrison man occupy save screen ward look after stand guard over keep safe take care of keep from harm watch over keep watch mind conserve care for tend oversee supervise maintain harbour keep an eye on harbor attend to uphold prevent inoculate cushion avert assure support foster minister to hedge afford protection to ride shotgun give sanctuary ward off barricade babysit escort house childmind nurse shade insulate immunize be responsible for stand up for ensure insure sit with immunise see to cover up give refuge halt stop arrest thwart intercept foil stonewall chaperon oppose resist take charge of overlook superintend mother stick up for wrap conceal haven cover all bases stave off preside over fend off guard against provide protection for be in charge of go to bat for safeguard from shield from protect from justify keep from overwatch sustain shepherd make invulnerable provide for nurture rear raise salvage retain reclaim retrieve cherish herd administer to tend to rescue keep in good condition nanny chaperone enclose surround hide champion roof shotgun chamber supply with troops keep intact keep in repair rule guide guard in transit cover for provide safety fight for give shelter give cover have charge of manage sentinel run handle administrate take under one's wing persevere with mount guard on stand guard on cover up for guarantee govern operate control stand guard indemnify regulate direct steward save from harm take under wing till conduct warrant underwrite take someone under your wing attend cinch ice guaranty keep tabs on hold withstand register repulse curb repel check block forestall dodge deflect divert discourage escape parry baulk evade beat off take in provide sanctuary repel danger duck balk be the defender of hold at bay head off hold off turn aside shield against fight off keep off put a stop to safeguard against secure against protect against defend oneself against keep at arm's length skirt round keep at bay hold back pre-empt

Verb

(care for) To look after
care support maintain sustain foster nurture raise facilitate accommodate nourish baby sit minister mother nurse oversee protect supervise watch sit attend to bring up fend for keep an eye on look after look out for pay attention to provide for see to tend to watch over rear feed succor succour mentor care for provide sustenance for take care of make a living for minister to cultivate promote develop further advance keep encourage assist boost back forward help aid champion incubate tend stimulate contribute to preserve cherish advocate train conserve keep alive endorse sponsor espouse school propagandize parent proselytize safeguard propagandise proselytise subsidize favor educate prolong favour provide keep up perpetuate preach proclaim urge mind spread hold finance continue subsidise abet breed cope strengthen manage propagate provide board for survive be responsible for cradle attend subsist shift for father keep going defend give food to campaign for instruct speak for bolster carry on take charge of teach discipline underwrite make do keep in existence stay alive make provision for present suggest propound peddle publicize save uphold grow fuel fend enrich foment promulgate advantage serve immortalize eternalize publicise harbour have harbor entertain form raise youngster steward fund board give backing to be conducive to keep intact shelter be attentive of exercise control over be in command of supply provender nestle rock nursle feather administer furnish comfort suckle attend to the requirements of extend eternize clothe bring home the bacon endow indulge cling to provide food for clasp cuddle embrace lull treat ration satisfy ply secure commemorate disseminate memorialize recommend prepare immortalise memorialise cause to continue guide push for work for bless help in get behind aid in tutor equip nursemaid protract administer to wait on prime enlighten mold hone shape coach indoctrinate drill mould retain bear baby-sit buoy watch out for keep tabs on eke out existence stay with hold up stand by bolster up keep from falling

Verb

To appreciate or value highly
prize value appreciate admire esteem cherish treasure respect love praise commend laud hail applaud regard consider extol rate apprize count enshrine hold dear hold in high regard think highly of have a high opinion of rate highly think much of regard highly set great store by hold in esteem appreciate greatly value highly set store by attach great importance to place a high value on set a high value on adore revere venerate worship idolize idolise honour honor reverence glorify lionize look up to lionise hold in high esteem adulate exalt hallow acclaim embrace think the world of pay homage to put on a pedestal deify hero-worship relish care for like be devoted to favour favor approve of magnify compliment recognize dote on commemorate celebrate recognise put a premium on love dearly aggrandize dignify distinguish sanctify eulogize decorate erect ennoble observe sublime hold in awe eulogise roll out red carpet be fond of value greatly uprear think very highly of defer to panegyrize hold in admiration have a high regard for be in awe of feel great affection for deem important care very much for take your hat off to give glad hand place great value on give key to city credit hold in regard nurture dote upon enjoy fancy idealize attach importance to extol the virtues of toast salute lavish affection on heroize approve fete idealise emblazon hold in the highest regard hold in respect hold in great respect sing the praises of show appreciation of sing paeans to give accolades to pay tribute to give credit to support very much like feel affection for apotheosize want monumentalize spoil pet pamper indulge pay homage encourage memorialise memorialize have a penchant for have a predilection for have a proclivity for take pleasure in put a high value on marvel at wonder at think a lot of be awed by be in love with cajole brown-nose fawn blandish flatter big up express approval for speak highly of look on with favour express admiration for dote welcome embosom canonize acknowledge be grateful for be thankful for canonise give thanks for be indebted for bow to be glad about be pleased about keep stand in awe of love intensely go for flip over fall for be obliged for be beholden for be faithful live up to be true sing someone's praises be sweet on be stuck on be smitten with be nuts about be mad for be gone on be mad about be serious about be in debt for think of be appreciative of apprise take off your hat to endorse back advocate sanction recommend heap praise on take one's hat off to ballyhoo countenance give recognition to rave about kudize approbate hand it to pay respects to think well of tout congratulate show gratitude to cheer accredit speak well of accept say nice things about wax lyrical about proclaim make much of throw bouquets at pat on the back espouse promote push express approval of cry someone up cry something up champion plug be in favour of urge adopt okay advise look on with favor vouch for be in favor of receive favorably subscribe to press for rubber-stamp lobby for flash on give the nod to stand up for take a shine to argue for be on one's side take to buck for thumbs up root for campaign for tilt toward receive gladly OK take a liking to express admiration of hold sacred prefer give credit for boost pat on back hand it to one show appreciation for crack up build up puff up clap cite praise to the skies go into raptures about cry up take kindly to be pleased with favorite favourite notice express one's approval of be big on reward felicitate rave over be a supporter of be a fan of pay respects have appreciation for be a devotee of be a follower of be a fanatic of crack someone up sing praises of take off hat to give bouquet big something up crack something up ratify greet certify be an admirer of be interested in be keen on validate uphold follow officially approve cultivate an interest in put the seal of approval on be on familiar terms with be acquainted with accept as valid be familiar with

Verb

Wrap up, cover, or surround completely
envelop cover enclose encompass surround blanket enfold enwrap swathe hide veil conceal encase encircle engulf obscure shroud wrap cloak cocoon embrace sheathe swaddle enshroud mantle shield bosom bower circumfuse embosom embower enswathe inclose invest involve lap mask muffle screen wrap up obnubilate wrap around contain coop cover up drape fence gird girdle hem overlay overspread protect roll superimpose shut in fold wind clothe bury curtain coat disguise cloud bundle up hug clasp squeeze clutch submerge immerse bandage occult eclipse cuddle bind cradle camouflage blot out carpet suppress overwhelm belie crush press flood consume bundle entwine ensconce shadow package grasp enclasp shade inundate swamp paper over furl envelope pall overrun absorb obstruct infold sheath pave overlie darken smother hold strain adorn adumbrate cache roll up bear hug lock block out hold tight hold close deluge pad wreathe submerse plaster clad box smear twist circle turn top cap dim whelm encrust daub shelter crown overshadow bedaub befog sheet muffle up blur fog mist haze blacken clinch bedim blear overcast overcloud becloud pack dislimn swallow up cling stash blind enbosom seize extend over snow under take in one's arms cling to bedeck lace cosset truss confine imbricate shingle captivate twine suck decorate house embed grab cinch dissemble dissimulate line inwrap cake dress up don sink grip shower heap encapsulate shutter gift-wrap wedge fondle seclude stifle let fall in folds heatproof soundproof lag grapple close separate umbrage trap besmear secrete shut off shut out wall off grab tightly board up do on the sly stop something being overheard bush up cushion wash over gather take hold in one's arms fold in your arms giftwrap throttle insulate gloom obfuscate lour curl coil spread over spread around parcel affect sweep twirl fuzz up cloud over grow dim become cloudy become gloomy become overcast be overcast be overshadowed make shockproof spread thickly over veneer laminate whirl block face surface inlay flow across surge over tie case swivel spin round overlap plate ornament glaze curl up fold up wind up wheel press someone to one's bosom follow closely welcome receive be near to nestle coll follow the course of hold someone close keep close accoll lie close love fold in arms hold onto enfold someone in one's arms clasp someone to one's bosom take in your arms stay near obliterate wash varnish suffuse hinder benight bemist pettifog stonewall murk spread parcel up tie up pack up blank out put over cast a shadow over keep out of sight put out of sight drown plunge overcome gulf overflow overtake flood out engross wash out imbibe

Verb

Show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
vindicate substantiate support authenticate corroborate establish justify ratify verify confirm defend warrant bear out demonstrate prove argue attest back certify evidence extenuate uphold validate advocate assert endorse excuse maintain claim confute contend disculpate disprove protect rationalise rationalize refute rehabilitate second shield whitewash bear witness to offer grounds for give credence to lend weight to plead for do justice to back up sustain approve vouch for legitimize legitimise attest to testify to sanction affirm give proof of show to be true explain authorize explain away condone document give substance to authorise avouch stand by accredit permit argue for show guarantee legitimatize palliate aver declare legitimatise bolster vouch buttress avow witness champion legalize account for check out exonerate license exculpate give weight to licence profess reason legalise state deodorize plead rubber-stamp give reasons for deodorise make a case for gloze over stand up for stick up for merit manifest qualify testify show beyond doubt allege legitimate promote encourage reenforce reinforce clear legislate swear constitute check make excuses for espouse urge prescribe protest countenance shore up pronounce lawful strengthen okay check up speak for call for approve of give an explanation for provide evidence of be a reason for be a justification for gloss over give the stamp of approval to show to be reasonable give grounds for press for give force to make allowances be a defence of put forward give evidence give the green light to insist on side with swear to bear something out ground assure underscore pardon notify ascertain be proof of absolve enforce prove to be genuine reassure gloze exempt indicate elucidate display fight for swear by underwrite acquit make sure of circumstantiate settle underpin exhibit represent evince denote be grounds for allow objectify realise actualize realize test debunk complete reify try mitigate stress agree demonstrate the truth of suss out hold up double-check pin down make certain of recognize formalize sanctify pretext press seal be good reason for entitle one to invoke try on try out give nod check on declare true double check acknowledge cover appease alibi adjure asseverate sign off on present asservate countersign announce push for insist upon adduce recognise formalise decriminalize provide a justification for provide an explanation for bear witness throw one's weight behind depose to use as an excuse cop a plea plea bargain cite answer charges use as excuse respond make allowances for come up with an explanation for answer for enact regulate normalize ordain decree formulate codify launder be supportive of decriminalise normalise be answerable for show just cause for provide a rationale for prove to be reasonable speak in favor of make good on give a justification for show cause demand deserve hold up one's end hold to give one's support to stick by come to the defence of give one's backing to require entitle earn clean up declare legal rate entail necessitate recommend favour advise favor be worth be deserving of be entitled to be worthy of consent to give ground for qualify for commend suggest propose hold insist indorse patronize push advance tout plug further purport patronise run interference for give a leg up stump for boost brace up be in corner hold a brief for be in favor of plump for go for give a lift subscribe to plunk for lobby for go with campaign on behalf of spread around ride shotgun build up go to bat for bless say so root for campaign for get on bandwagon hold with sponsor pronounce zap jump on have at mix charge come at blast lock horns with debate sock it to one lace into set to stick it to rip gang up on light into dispute put up argument report let have it tell fly in face of go at enjoin dictate have bone to pick cross say mix it up take on lay into say in defense cover for prove a case apologize for give the rationale behind speak on behalf of speak in support of give an apologia for proclaim agree to vow promise accept pledge sign depose predicate reveal lay down make evident determine ensure guaranty expose make out notarize pass OK undertake clinch accede admit illustrate give the go-ahead secure bespeak confess insure express cinch opine swear up and down be evidence of give testimony show clearly give an undertaking register reassert reaffirm take an oath green light bind grant challenge assent to submit give the green light sew up acquiesce say yes to give the go-ahead to give the nod to imply be responsible for put forth set the seal on propound adopt move own repeat offer ice get behind state on oath betoken showcase convey expound initial nail down show once and for all point out give the nod give assurances note cross heart lock up stand behind give a pledge give an assurance see swear on bible make plain make known put into effect bring forward submit proof open up give substance to the fact that witness to witness to the fact that get off chest own up submit evidence establish evidence produce evidence demonstrate the truth give one's word produce proof go along with make a case close wind up put the seal on cap give one's consent reflect indemnify finalize approbate homologate O.K. wager assent subscribe provide stipulate stake pretend insinuate accuse intimate hint impute project point effect be a monument to give assurance of show the truth of expostulate be a sign of clarify lay bare lay out set set out arrange lay recount recite delegate posit question postulate finalise give proof provide evidence find flag up discover commit contract give green light remonstrate sign and seal rubber stamp be liable for go bail for assert under oath stand bail for swear an oath swear to the fact make safe fix result develop convince signify put on ice appeal signal rumour put about that emphasize rumor emphasise lock on have a lock on have a case add up carry password mark watchword signature depone prevail upon commission make soapbox stump spout spiel croon constate sing stand for be a witness make a deposition say under oath engage voice talk big act as if get on soapbox blow hot air come out utter vote in make into law legislate for vote for disclose concede make sure render inform allegate give one's approval to satisfy oneself see to it give something the OK give something the thumbs up do not forget to take care be sure to give something the green light make certain give something the go-ahead be in no doubt constitute proof of constitute evidence of spell out make clear speak out ostend get across clear up avert cosign appreciate yield cognize know perceive let on take on board cooperate with fess up come out of closet 'fess up bow to concur with accede to come clean acquiesce in be aware of own up to be conscious of be wise to defer to bear testimony act as a witness give an affidavit sign for make legal make binding make stick set seal on give stamp of approval make valid make legally binding set one's seal to John Hancock

Verb

Soften the effect of an impact on
cushion soften deaden lessen mitigate muffle diminish stifle allay alleviate blunt buffer dampen decrease dull gentle temper absorb suppress bolster buttress insulate moderate pad seclude reduce the effect of take the edge off reduce ease relieve abate tone down assuage lighten palliate soothe mollify subdue quell check weaken calm smother damp curb lull quiet mellow lenify tranquilize restrain tranquillize cool damp down help placate modify lower attenuate still sweeten pacify depress dilute repress mute soft-pedal take the bite out take the sting out numb relax appease paralyse quieten compose benumb cut depreciate curtail anaesthetize qualify impair minimize destroy paralyze anesthetize ebb de-escalate minimise get rid of cool out ease off wind down put an end to pillow blanket remit silence mask extenuate kill soak up commute contain bridle excuse protect against break degrade reduce the force of gruntle obtund defend against shield against taper safeguard against modulate shrink wane erode contract subside decrement smooth lessen the impact of reduce the impact of dispel comfort dulcify satisfy ameliorate dwindle downsize dissipate banish dismiss admix hold back keep in check put a lid on embellish embroider eliminate soften the impact of revamp adjust transmogrify switch roll back cut down cut back wear away tail off peter out wear down put to rest drive away square drive off chase away fix up monkey around with take the bite out of chill out fine tune make reasonable take the sting out of make agreeable take sting out patch things up reduce something make nice dress up pour oil on play up to make less painful cauterize injure freeze slow incapacitate retard dim stun exhaust frustrate gas etherize cauterise chloroform deprive consume tire KO drown unnerve stupefy dope knock out lay out put out of order put to sleep make less intense put damper on put a damper on put the lid on control regulate drop slacken deplete downscale limit inhibit settle restrict play down taper off let up discount water down drop off slake tame decline slash rein in dent knock down constrain make less recede thin relent fall sink narrow devaluate minify calm down sap slow down pare down die down phase down ratchet down overcome quench fade undermine salve pare scale down dial down make smaller throw cold water on mark down shorten ease up settle down bring down step down pour cold water on slacken off die out fall off die away fall away cloud govern hold extinguish measure hush revise rule disempower keep adulterate downplay cheapen quash lullaby undervalue becalm trim vary enfeeble ration confine plummet slump conciliate stop plunge disable cripple debilitate propitiate pall devalue hamper change shift truncate abridge hold in couch clip pull in make light of take it easy rein constrict disarm keep under control console solace stroke balm make cutbacks in take down trim back trim down let up on turn down become smaller take a load off whittle down cut down on grow smaller rachet down grow less lay back cool off dampen down drain away shade sober darken deepen diffuse loosen chill address improve shave discourage pipe down restraint prune make weaker deter trammel intern dash stamp out fill surfeit phase out deflate rarefy vitiate offset enervate round down drop away sate mince run low become less temperate slim down make fewer cut back on resolve simmer down reconcile dispose tune down make up put a stop to ease up on hebetate desensitise desensitize keep down go easy content reassure cease make less strict make less formal crush rock to sleep quiet down take the edge balance attune meet halfway make lighter chasten harmonize make peace with impose peace upon butter up put down kiss and make up grease con clear the air with make peace smooth over restore harmony to bury the hatchet smooth someone's ruffled feathers pacificate cut in price lower in price extend lace sophisticate brighten set tone tune deduct undersell write down lower the price of make cheaper put on sale debase invalidate cure counteract disburden disencumber empty levitate take remove upraise uplight facilitate free jettison eradicate unload unburden punctuate succor succour disgrade demerit offer at a giveaway price reduce the price of write off subtract render worthless drive down liss interrupt inflect prevent aid break up assist thin out bring an end to bring aid to make bearable make something bearable bring respite to bring aid take load off squelch amend fine-tune alter adapt harmonise tweak delay reduce weight put off throw out pour out drain conquer subjugate flag detain hinder soften up blur close trail abbreviate shrivel retrench sag axe lick rise above handicap discipline cut off choke off slack dry up ax amortise downgrade cast down stunt decelerate impede underrate amortize tighten understate humble go through the floor fade out hit the floor fade away trail off come to an end fizzle out go downhill hold up stall set back obstruct run down cow trivialize underestimate reclaim bust keep back mire lag retardate stay circumscribe whitewash underplay misprize fix bound cap deemphasize loiter postpone procrastinate embog choke reef get the better of deprecate specify demarcate get a grip on interfere with get less bind send up cool down inclose hang up keep within limits come down on put a ceiling on keep a tight rein on keep within bounds surround delimitate prelimit define bottle up set limits on become less intense shut in demark clip someone's wings put away pin down enclose slack off encircle hem in put on ice hold down chain impose limits on tether delimit minimalize back-water lose speed put the brakes on lose steam bog down keep waiting anchor it trivialise de-emphasize pooh-pooh brush off gloss over make little of hold cheap detract from sell short talk down make light brush aside shrug off hit the brakes let down flaps get in the way of

Antonym of guard

guard Idiom, Proverb

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