Meaning of “safeguard” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “safeguard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"safeguard" in American English

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safeguardverb [ T ]

us /ˈseɪf·ɡɑrd/

to protect someone or something from harm or destruction:

Judges have an obligation to safeguard our right to free speech and a free press.
safeguard
noun [ C ] us /ˈseɪf·ɡɑrd/

The best safeguard against someone stealing your car is to lock it.

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"safeguard" in Business English

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safeguardverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈseɪfɡɑːd/ us

to protect someone or something so that they are not harmed, damaged, or lost:

New steps are being taken to safeguard medical workers in the war zone.
safeguard (sb/sth) against sth The agency did not consistently install protections to safeguard against unauthorized computer access.

safeguardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈseɪfɡɑːd/ us

something that you do or provide in order to protect someone or something from harm, damage, or loss:

safeguard for sth/sb The new laws contain important safeguards for credit card customers.
safeguard against sth Keeping a large cash reserve is, for some airlines, the best safeguard against another bankruptcy.

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