[ verb ] make safe

Used in print

(Arthur S. Miller, "Toward a Concept of National...)

Recognizing that the Rule_of_Law is `` a dynamic concept which should be employed not_only to safeguard the civil and political rights of the individual in a free society '' , the Congress asserted that it also included the responsibility `` to establish social , economic , educational and cultural conditions under which his legitimate aspirations and dignity may be realized '' .

(Clarence Streit, "How the Civil War Kept You Sovereign"...)

The lives so many_of them gave , to forestall what they believed would be a fatal encroachment by the Union on the powers reserved to their states have continued ever since to safeguard all Americans against freedom 's other foe .

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protect precaution

[ noun ] a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.


precaution guard


"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution" "an insurance policy is a good safeguard" "we let our guard down"

Used in print

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

He is a trustee for the common good , however feeble the safeguards which the positive or municipal law of property provides against his misuse of that share of the common fund , wisely or unwisely , entrusted to his keeping .

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measure protection security

[ noun ] a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war



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[ verb ] escort safely

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escort safe-conduct