safeguard Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"safeguard" in British English

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safeguardverb [T]

uk   /ˈseɪf.ɡɑːd/  us   /-ɡɑːrd/
to ​protect something from ​harm: The ​union safeguards the interests of all ​itsmembers.
safeguard
noun [C or U] uk   us  
The ​disk has ​built-in safeguards to ​preventcertainerrors.
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(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 ​ourright to ​freespeech and a ​freepress.
safeguard
noun [C]  us   /ˈseɪf·ɡɑrd/
The ​best safeguard against someone ​stealingyourcar is to ​lock it.
(Definition of safeguard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"safeguard" in Business English

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safeguardverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈseɪfɡɑːd/
to ​protect someone or something so that they are not ​harmed, ​damaged, or ​lost: New ​steps are being taken to safeguard ​medicalworkers in the ​warzone.safeguard (sb/sth) against sth The ​agency did not consistently ​install protections to safeguard against ​unauthorizedcomputeraccess.

safeguardnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈseɪfɡɑːd/
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 ​creditcardcustomers.safeguard against sth Keeping a large ​cashreserve is, for some ​airlines, the best safeguard against another ​bankruptcy.
(Definition of safeguard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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