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Verb: safeguard  'seyf,gaa(r)d
  1. Make safe
     
  2. Escort safely
Noun: safeguard  'seyf,gaa(r)d
  1. A precautionary measure warding off impending danger, damage or injury etc.
    "an insurance policy is a good safeguard";
    - precaution, guard
     
  2. A document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
    - safe-conduct

Derived forms: safeguards, safeguarding, safeguarded

Type of: escort, measure, pass, passport, protect, step

Encyclopedia: Safeguard