A safeguard is a defense or precaution. You could describe a flu shot as a safeguard against getting sick, for example.


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

make safe

escort safely

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.

v. t.
To guard; to protect.


Usage Examples

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

I am extremely proud of my service with the government and my efforts to help safeguard public health and protect our country against the scourge of offensive biological warfare.

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Other Usage Examples

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies.


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