Synonym of safeguard

Alternative for safeguard

safeguards, safeguarded, safeguarding

Synonym: bulwark, precaution, screen, shield,

Noun

A measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable
protection guard security screen defence precaution shield aegis buffer cover preventive surety ammunition armor buckler caution defense egis fail-safe palladium prophylactic provision shelter wall ward armour bulwark indemnity insurance armament convoy escort safety measure safety device safety net safety cushion preventive measure protector support immunity deterrent barrier fortification safeguarding guarding preservation assurance stronghold safekeeping refuge shielding guarantee care bastion bumper guardianship resistance sanctuary custody hedge conservation preventative indemnification salvation pad buttress rampart supporter defender warranty keeping fence coverage shock absorber mainstay prop preventative measure hindrance block trust obstruction impediment weapon curb restraint check precautionary measure haven fender remedy deterrence safeness charge backstop maintenance protecting protective measure asylum upkeep upholding barricade custodianship backing reassurance fastness keep supervision mail saving warrant tutelage safe keeping resilience insurance policy cocoon cushioning invulnerability shade strength surveillance certainty protective device safety guard insurance cover absorber stability allowance endorsement self-defense good hands warfare weaponry munitions something to fall back on defenses defences apron mask financial protection hiding concealment housing fallback citadel arms harbour retreat harbor life assurance life insurance preventative medicine preventive medicine preserving conserving sustentation harborage perpetuation safe harbor preserval evaporation care and feeding storage tanning refrigeration hiding place prevention protective safety plug protective umbrella sheet anchor safety valve reinforcement plate breastplate panoply prudence forethought anticipation obstacle neutralizer foresight wariness providence circumspection possession disincentive discreetness canniness regard discretion armor plate suit of armor protective clothing bulletproof vest chain mail flak jacket coat of mail suit of armour body armor body armour breastwork embankment belt and braces anticipatory measure bank castellation battlements pledge protectorship patronage trusteeship battlement bartizan earthwork collateral partition protective wall parapet buffet pawn bond underwriting gage hostage earnest guaranty bail covenant gauge contract fort outwork stockade palisade fortress barbican self-preservation precautions circumvallation vallum self-protection redoubt sponsorship building up preparation championship safety measures aid dyke embattlement auspices assistance auspice advocacy castle defensive wall impregnability vallation suspension system big stick buttressing bolstering continuation underpinning continuance shoring up garrison hold outpost crenellation buildup disarmament ordnance hardware deployment rearmament fielder mobilization wicket-keeper arming isolation sequestration segregation dam material gun heat leaf springs torsion bars spring balustrade safeguards separation weir secludedness privacy aloneness solitariness solitude separateness seclusion escarpment tower strengthening canopy divider awning curtain quarantine detachment exclusion closeting guards gate measures sluice promotion help cloak blind mantle shroud separator arras umbrella guidance catcher mobilisation encouragement financing welfare setting apart insulation unassailability wing mound hill ridge agency favour elevation shutter windbreak philanthropy funding intermediary a roof dike assertion barrage furtherance veil envelope panel freedom blockhouse covering dividing wall benefaction espousal bastille favor hideout hideaway oasis projection rock berm den sanctum foxhole middleman go-between room divider investment grant subsidy recommendation zoar port covert querencia ravelin fieldwork fortalice well-being inviolability resort hole church convent insistence on trench safe haven presidio canal bolt-hole upholder ditch gully safe house public safety tower of strength channel freedom from danger fosse ivory tower moat entrenchment port in a storm hole-up

Noun

A person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection
escort guard custodian guardian defender warden protector minder chaperone attendant bodyguard protection chaperon duenna overseer convoy guide supervisor cortege babysitter company defence defense cavalier consort bird dog carer keeper companion protectress nurse aide assistant squire governess usher helper equerry valet scout nursemaid sidekick monitor surveillant matron lady in waiting personal assistant champion preserver curator caretaker trustee conservator warder watchman picket caregiver lookout watcher guardian angel sentry sentinel watch janitor steward cop angel cerberus superintendent sitter sponsor vigilante shepherd patrol godparent baby-sitter watchdog paladin watchperson savior saviour administrator rescuer hero ranger deliverer spotter liberator security guard porter night watchman doorman concierge fiduciary vedette depositary ward redeemer bouncer tutelary manager agent knight in shining armour parent garrison heavy nightwatchman ombudsman jailer watchwoman officer handler representative screw observer depository captor groundskeeper wardress prison officer salvation hired gun gamekeeper gaoler saver baby sitter Good Samaritan friend in need conserver director care-giver Sir Galahad doorkeeper vigil official praetorian muscle surveillance gatekeeper nurturer emancipator governor restorer scrutineer inspector knight on a white charger doorperson super house-sitter convoyer executrix executor crusader fighter tutelar legal guardian security officer protection officer archivist groundsman security man prison warder jailor qui vive avenger skipper watchkeeper deacon exemplar model prison wardress vanguard signalman regulator patrolman detective spy flagman policeman reconnoitrer advocate lifesaver patron prison head turnkey outpost reconnoiterer outrider feoffee factor nanny mother father lookout woman lookout man night watch warrior advance guard guardian spirit fairy godmother good angel ministering angel avant-courier benefactor deputy supervisory body friend abettor bulwark reeve bailiff foreman chamberlain estate manager au pair superhero land agent tower of strength white knight prison warden correctional officer corrections officer prison guard rover trooper wanderer soldier park ranger salvager knight in shining armor financial person

Noun

A document that grants safe passage through enemy territory in times of war
safe-conduct licence pass permit authorisation authorization passport warrant visa laissez-passer license ticket badge identity card card permission papers ID I.D. travel document travel papers credentials travel permit official document complimentary ticket exeat free admission furlough identification free ticket free ride order documentation admission check safe conduct pasteboard paper clearance coupon chit document certification voucher certificate carnet firman triptyque franchise green light concession charter liberty leave sufferance go-ahead allowance toleration consent empowering authority patent privilege favour sanction legalization indulgence legalisation admittance favor grant token slip docket ID card endorsement stub diploma documents ducat testimonial chitty deed comp receipt accreditation counterfoil references note record credential proof identification papers bona fides identity papers attestation testimony verification concurrence granting imprimatur tag proof of qualifications letter of introduction proof of identity right dispensation entitlement letter of recommendation exemption carte blanche okay entry permit green card form assurance debenture notice sticker guarantee instrument authentication unconstraint self-determination independence immunity IOU testament affirmation sheepskin warranty testification shingle affidavit advertisement detachable portion photocard premium certificate credit slip ration slip order blank redeemable part box top redemption slip detection description cataloguing bracelet cataloging classification classifying apperception assimilation electronic signature letters of introduction dog tag identity bracelet title missive recommendation rover invite raincheck board character rain check letters of credence letter of credence season ticket approval assent acquiescence acceptance access ratification countenance mandate agreement support backing approbation blessing freedom power prerogative acknowledgment validation confirmation condonance tolerance discretion empowerment avowal impunity blank cheque sanctification rubber stamp latitude acknowledgement run endorsation green-light stamp of approval say-so nod seal of approval free hand decree all clear O.K. thumbs up say so free rein passage condonation seal OK command

Noun

A means of control or restraint
check restraint constraint curb limitation control obstruction buttress deterrent fetter hindrance impediment inhibition rein restriction blow break bridle catch obstacle reversal reverse setback stoppage stricture circumscription damper restrainer condition harness holdup rebuff whammy barrier block bar handicap cramp hurdle encumbrance snag brake stumbling block trammel stop drawback chain limit balk shackles baulk drag hitch interference manacle crimp holdback clog difficulty discouragement hazard let embarrassment blockage disadvantage confinement disincentive spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works barricade problem complication hiccup fly in the ointment cumber wall shackle preventive dissuasion burden determent prohibition prevention hampering straitjacket leash captivity glitch facer hold impedance hang-up millstone stint hamper detriment clampdown interdict suppression monkey wrench ball and chain qualification delay embargo defence interruption trouble contraction arrest defense issue retardation reservation lock fetters preventative joker inconvenience bonds albatross gridlock catch-22 trammels baggage roadblock ban repression blockade booby trap curtailment protection boycott road block taboo retardant bondage compression squeezing demarcation stipulation provision curbing manacles chains fence security requirement hold-up string ceiling strap lead halter proviso deterrence detention reduction rule custody blocking pitfall tie defect fault stifling smothering flaw tightening shrinking choking cumbrance discipline rider congestion constriction caution precautionary measure frustration bottleneck wet blanket uphill binding excess baggage holding back constrainment strings shortcoming weakness remedy precaution stopping retardment hangup rub jam-up bounds load circumvention boundary preventive measure protective measure fine print millstone around your neck sticking point blank wall bond obligation commitment intimidation suppressant crackdown proscription bind opposition moratorium veto hardship deterring factor chill interdiction bump bit governor line pale inadequacy circumspection injunction modification definition depressant cloud put down damp defensive measures cinchers anchor binders occlusion rahui injury railing traverse gloom pall warning regulation bridling checking mountain jam checkmate mountain to climb depression gotcha gimmick hassle shackling fettering baulking cramping psychological baggage millstone round someone's neck palladium fail-safe protective shield mishap headache halting thwarting quashing foiling astringency downside controller regulator retarding device neutralizer prophylactic land mine snafu bug tangle discontinuance nuisance narrowing pressure stenosis tightness disablement impairment disorder containment cold water bulwark balking sublimation imperfection limits no-no minus deficiency encirclement dead weight red tape headstall hackamore collar tether noose liability disbenefit anticipatory measure putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud infarct closure embolus cordon infarction weak point debit strike negative incommodity weak spot squeeze telescoping contracting compacting condensing constricting condensation compaction small difficulty lack evil failing disability ill line of defense straitening strangulation irons handcuffs cuffs imprisonment moderation restraining device incarceration internment disqualification bilboes tethers ropes restraints rope order instruction deprivation pinions weight decrease abridgment abridgement command limiter prerequisite demand clause restraining order bracelets gyves darbies requisite essential necessity exception term specification precondition contingency kicker terms restraining self-command refrainment discretion continence reserve self-control self-restraint prison impoundment immurement exemption postulate leg irons arrangement thraldom duress durance porridge thrall need article must-have must small print sine qua non bottling up keeping back keeping in check keeping under control holding in biting back gaol delimitation bounding keeping jail house arrest scope coercion immuration safekeeping sabotage intervention foot dragging

Verb

Protect from harm or damage with an appropriate measure
protect defend guard screen secure shield preserve save bulwark conserve cover fence fend forfend keep shelter ward assure ensure insure maintain uphold afford protection to keep safe look after ride shotgun watch over take care of fortify keep from harm harbor harbour watch care for mind support cushion hedge inoculate foster escort house oversee prevent avert give sanctuary garrison tend attend to hide immunize police shade insulate sustain chaperon enclose stand up for supervise immunise wrap ward off cover up give refuge preside over stand guard over retain salvage barricade keep an eye on rescue stonewall make safe keep intact surround stick up for shepherd overlook relieve make invulnerable superintend attend conceal haven steward give sanctuary to chaperone cover all bases nurse conduct provide protection for cherish nanny provide refuge give shelter to go to bat for protect from minister to be in charge of safeguard from provide a refuge for give asylum to shield from prohibit justify keep from keep in good condition strengthen patrol keep in repair halt stop reclaim arrest retrieve occupy man take out insurance champion thwart intercept foil roof shotgun chamber make immune mother take out insurance cover tend to lock lock up rule guide guard in transit give shelter give cover make sound make impregnable cover for provide safety fight for be responsible for have charge of keep watch over look out for wait on guarantee take under one's wing sentinel persevere with indemnify mount guard on stand guard on cover up for manage perpetuate prolong accompany warrant underwrite stand guard run handle administrate cinch ice guaranty govern operate control save from harm take under wing oppose resist regulate direct take someone under your wing keep up till hold withstand feed tuck register see to keep tabs on finance swathe cup enfold see companion company squire provide for fund subsidize nurture board stave off invest crown dress cap fend off nourish beat off guard against flank pilot usher canopy clothe paper over reinforce hood overcast take in provide sanctuary repel danger be the defender of hold at bay superpose superimpose keep alive subsidise bring consort convoy bear place under cover put something on top of place something over confine provide food for provide board for provide sustenance for immure separate pound bound impound intern coop up shut in pen restrict pen in corral kettle box in rail in encircle hem in shut up circumscribe coop close in wall in mew up hedge in lock in hold captive shut off separate off hem cage rail cut off mew mure wall keep under lock and key

Verb

To look after or take special care of
nurse foster nurture raise nourish rear protect mother support cultivate help assist encourage breed aid promote advance further succour succor attend forward incubate boost stimulate sit cradle father nursemaid care for minister to bring up administer to watch over keep an eye on see to wait on take charge of contribute to baby-sit keep alive keep tabs on watch out for look after take care of tend develop sustain attend to serve mind feed provide for strengthen cherish guard watch abet oversee maintain treat tend to facilitate doctor supervise parent champion back cure heal remedy babysit comfort endorse minister educate childmind enrich train teach favour favor espouse keep safe keep hold sit with accommodate push fuel relieve care school cater to superintend discipline foment adopt do for instruct be responsible for look out for fend for proselytize pave the way for sponsor work for take in lend a hand to be conducive to speak for proselytise gestate pursue look to uphold grow court establish advantage guide give backing to shepherd pander to answer pander administer arrange form mentor make a living for provide sustenance for nanny be solicitous of be in the service of wait upon preside over keep watch over ride shotgun harbour have harbor entertain nestle rock raise youngster save supply alleviate befriend clasp cuddle embrace lull preserve furnish provide suckle give assistance to give help to bring aid to cling to advocate bring relief to bring comfort to be supportive of recommend hasten palliate soothe bolster urge reinforce progress propel expedite be of service to lend a helping hand to render assistance to give aid and encouragement to improve fortify baby sit allay mollify speed accelerate increase give food to perpetuate prolong fast-track plug approve lessen assuage attenuate make better endow help along patronize speed up steward propagandize instigate push for patronise extend ballyhoo broaden generate engender spur on step up propagate expand contribute spread conserve drum up help in get behind propagandise campaign for aid in balm give a leg up lend a hand give a push to give a boost to go with lend support to back up keep up bail out keep intact oil the wheels of open doors egg on pay attention to thrive flourish nutrify rehabilitate prepare poise make strong give strength to flower build up bloom nerve ready make healthy make stronger benefit ease motivate finance smooth spur fund make easy smooth the way for prop up subsidize inspire make easier hurry clear the way for drive rush oblige precipitate subsidise quicken smooth the path of open the door for assist the progress of profit run interference for give a boost be of use to enable impel backstop loosen up bankroll give a lift simplify make possible satisfy avail second do someone a favour buttress underwrite make smooth make smoother grease the wheels gratify shore up buoy up please help out grubstake sanction be advantageous to meet the needs of hand-carry side with walk through cooperate with indulge stand by be useful humour humor do someone a service stake be of use give a leg up to go to bat for be a tower of strength to give support to be a patron of pick up the tab for put up the money for foot the bill for be of advantage to be to the advantage of invigorate rescue work with collaborate with envigorate add to augment countenance defend underpin enhance carry goad buoy make friends with benefact invest in indorse supplement suffice suit bolster up plunk for plump for stand up for stand behind clear a path for open doors for pamper grease prop angel see someone through better befit give money to be of assistance to do a good turn to hurry up act as guarantor of be of advantage service be beneficial to make a contribution to do someone a good turn stick up for fill the bill meet the wants of convenience be useful to do a kindness to crank up be helpful to give a helping hand to be a source of strength to come to the aid of be adequate unclog arouse hurry along give a lift to present steady revitalize fast track proclaim preach suggest hearten push through sweeten peddle propound advise financially support perk up oil the wheels for grease wheels emphasize subscribe to cheer up give a shot in the arm to underline cement galvanize intensify stress revitalise lend support welcome buck up deepen heighten embolden add value pull for corroborate incentify incentivize empower steel reward set up open the door to reduce the difficulty of lessen the labour of urge on pay off for do good to be good for bless be of help to ameliorate power build fire up assist in rev up help with give a donation to bear a hand to stand one in good stead keep one going keep you going dispatch press galvanise energize incentivise energise substantiate highlight emphasise lubricate iron out the difficulties of take the edge off make peace oil take the sting out pave the way deliver cotton to make a friend of case out buddy up bundle condone prompt incite do your bit for do something for mitigate vouch for answer for act as a guarantor for pay for guarantee lend your name to put up money favorise collude with connive with push forward hurry on make faster whisk gee up do redeem spoil appease straighten out get in with hit it off get chummy with come on to take up with connive prod go along with smile on approve of baby tailer oneself to outfit cater coddle ally vote for be in collusion with participate in connive at spring release bring off give one's attention to attend to the requirements of deal with take under one's wing ally oneself with abide by stick by set on be hand in glove with give one's blessing to be on the side of take up the cudgels for throw one's weight behind capitalize put up to come to somebody's aid be beneficial be helpful be advantageous give someone a flying start kick-start give assistance lend a helping hand apply cheer along tide over keep someone's head above water keep going work fork out for capitalise pick up the check provide finance for prime the pump pay a subsidy to shell out for provide capital for cough up for give a grant to chip in for juice pick up the tab pony up for fit serve a purpose beseem be acceptable go meet requirements answer the purpose be good enough fit the bill be all right be valuable be of benefit be profitable be of assistance grin and bear it toe the mark come around take it swim with the tide bend over backwards meet halfway go fifty-fifty be kind enough to put oneself out put yourself out for do a kindness put oneself out for gratify the wishes of make a deal meet the wants roll with it fit in don't make waves make room meet fulfill fill fulfil be effective account further the interests of pay be of value to be of benefit to do someone good be of service be of worth brace bow to fit in with allow for yield to find ways to help submit to bend over backwards for agree with defer to cater for hold up stiffen stay cushion bear undergird bear up bulwark cooperate stump puff hype thump jack up hike up bail someone out pitch in with root for muck in with be a factor in get stuck in with give a hand make a pitch for put on the map get someone out of a tight spot go down the line for

Verb

Use (resources) economically
husband conserve save store budget hoard preserve reserve stockpile use sparingly be frugal with economize on lay in put aside put by use economically manage thriftily save for a rainy day accumulate collect garner lay by squirrel away lay up stash salt away stash away gather amass treasure cache put away store up stow stow away squirrel lay away set aside keep hive stock up on pile up heap up put to one side retain hold deposit maintain assemble bank cumulate hide acquire stack up keep in reserve lay aside sock away stock up with put away for a rainy day buy up scrimp put aside for rainy day hide away withhold pick up round up glean harvest earmark allocate dedicate devote secure consecrate accrue amound gather in pile add up pull in hill save up mount up hold back give up to hang on to keep out set by keep back place put plant stock pack tuck archive load mothball warehouse park reposit hutch bury pack up pack away put up put down put in storage put in store lock up lock away roll up put into storage get in supplies of put aside for a rainy day save for rainy day tidy away tidy up muster stock up put by for a rainy day conceal build up seal up keep safe scrape together scare up lodge shut away heap hang onto rack up run up secrete house tot up stack spare bottle shelve regulate file hold onto reap build up stocks cull bring together draw together load up on defer buildup add sustain buffer economize squirrel something away entrust consign jam bundle stuff lay posit pigeonhole cram invest economise wedge commit shove tuck something away rack tuck away file away aggregate keep on hand ensconce accrete get hold of top off clear away clear up put in the bank pack like sardines keep a place for get together put together injure confine harm hospitalize disable contain skimp cover ditch duck screen hospitalise bulk up concentrate control mass clean up put in the hole crate possess pick pack something up lump beat up keep intact repress stifle group be careful with go easy on keep hold of hold fast to hold on to keep possession of retain possession of bunch keep for oneself set something by hold in lay down cling to swell fill up dump ingather not part with keep to yourself retain in one's possession put in a case box up put in a trunk pluck take in plough cut bring in crop plow bin mow strip harrow

Verb

To make strong and secure
fortify strengthen brace reinforce toughen support bolster buttress consolidate defend harden protect secure steel beef up forearm garrison indurate inure nerve poise ready season augment embattle shore up stiffen bulwark entrench gird prepare prop psych up wall hold up build up charge up punch up soup up step up make stronger temper anneal cement thicken acclimatize acclimate make ready acclimatise fix petrify case-harden steady set underpin gear up get ready underprop harshen carry crystallize ossify densify sustain clot coagulate vitrify firm cake solidify curdle press calcify amalgamate settle crystallise fossilize compact fossilise dry precipitate jell bake starch prime congeal prop up galvanize give strength to firm up galvanise tense bear undergird upgrade reequip freeze uphold stay concrete pillar gelatinize inspissate give a boost to brutalize vulcanize braze chill mold mould re-enforce rigidify stand by bolster up become solid become hard adapt coarsen toughen up add force to rearm condition habituate forewarn warn alert brutalise accustom get into position adjust climatize develop attune make callous make unfeeling make resilient familiarize contract caseharden close callous tip off give advance warning give advance notice tip the wink naturalize desensitize naturalise familiarise desensitise equip organize fit prep groom arrange train qualify lay organise warm up set up arm oneself put together make plans for gird up one's loins make up lay out pave the way fit out get set

Verb

(archaic) To grant some particular exemption to

Antonym of safeguard

safeguard Idiom, Proverb

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