safeguard

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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,… …

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

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  • 6 Safeguard — Safe guard , v. t. To guard; to protect. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 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 (prote …

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 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

  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 safeguard — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ adequate, effective, proper, sufficient ▪ Does the procedure provide adequate safeguards against corruption? ▪ appropriate, necessary …

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  • 13 safeguard — I UK [ˈseɪfˌɡɑː(r)d] / US [ˈseɪfˌɡɑrd] verb [transitive] Word forms safeguard : present tense I/you/we/they safeguard he/she/it safeguards present participle safeguarding past tense safeguarded past participle safeguarded to protect something or… …

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  • 14 safeguard — safe|guard1 [ˈseıfga:d US ga:rd] v [T] to protect something from harm or damage safeguard sb s interests/rights/welfare etc ▪ The industry has a duty to safeguard the interests of consumers. ▪ technology that will safeguard the environment… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 safeguard — safe|guard1 [ seıf,gard ] verb transitive to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems: We hope that world leaders can agree on a plan to safeguard the environment. safeguard someone/something against something: The… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 Safeguard — Blick auf das Gelände des Safeguard Komplexes in Cavalier County …

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  • 17 safeguard — [[t]se͟ɪfgɑː(r)d[/t]] safeguards, safeguarding, safeguarded 1) VERB To safeguard something or someone means to protect them from being harmed, lost, or badly treated. [FORMAL] [V n] They will press for international action to safeguard the ozone… …

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  • 18 safeguard — [ˈseɪfˌgɑːd] verb [T] to protect something or someone We hope that world leaders can agree on a plan to safeguard the environment.[/ex] Oil companies were blamed for failing to safeguard workers against dangerous chemicals.[/ex] safeguard noun… …

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  • 19 safeguard — 1. noun a) something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness. b) a safe conduct, especially in time of war 2 …

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  • 20 safeguard — n. 1) built in safeguards 2) a safeguard against * * * [ seɪfgɑːd] a safeguard against built in safeguards …

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