Protect vs. Safeguard

Protect vs. Safeguard — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Protect and Safeguard

Protectverb

(ambitransitive) To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

to protect a child from dangerThis antivirus package will protect your computer from hackers.Condoms are designed to protect against sexually-transmitted diseases.

Safeguardnoun

Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.

Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.

Protectverb

To book a passenger on a later flight if there is a chance they will not be able to board their earlier reserved flight.

Safeguardnoun

One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.

Protectverb

shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage;

Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain

Safeguardnoun

A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.

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Protectverb

use tariffs to favor domestic industry

Safeguardnoun

(obsolete) The monitor lizard.

Safeguardverb

To protect, to keep safe.

She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.

Safeguardverb

To escort safely.

Safeguardnoun

a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.;

he put an ice pack on the injury as a precautionan insurance policy is a good safeguardwe let our guard down

Safeguardnoun

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

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Safeguardverb

make safe

Safeguardverb

escort safely