Safeguard definitions

sāf'gärd'
Something that provides protection against attack, loss, or injury, as:
  • A precautionary measure.
    The doctor prescribed antibiotics as a safeguard against infection.
  • A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
  • A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
  • A safe-conduct.
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Any person or thing that protects or guards against loss or injury.
  • A precaution or protective stipulation.
  • A permit or pass allowing safe passage.
  • A convoy or guard.
  • A safety device, as on machinery.
noun
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To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve.

A strategy to safeguard the country from attack; investments that can help safeguard one's savings.

verb
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To protect or guard.
verb
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The definition of a safeguard is someone or something that reduces or eliminates the risk of something undesirable happening.

A water alarm put under a dishwasher to prevent a flood if the dishwasher leaks is an example of a safeguard.

noun
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Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.

Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.

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One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
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To protect, to keep safe.

She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.

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verb
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A feature, procedure, process, or technique intended to mitigate the effects of intrusion risk but that rarely if ever eliminates all risk. It does reduce risk to some acceptable organizational or institutional level. Symantec Security Response. Glossary. [Online, July 15, 2004.] Symantec Security Response Website. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/refa.html.
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A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.

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Origin of safeguard

From safe + guard