Adjective "safeguarded" definition and examples

(Safeguarded may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈseɪfɡɑːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable.
  1. 'Consumers can boycott retail establishments that have poor safety records or that clearly lack safeguards to prevent violence.'
  2. 'The fund, a reserve created as a safeguard against a sharp drop in oil prices, held $18.6 billion at the end of December.'
  3. 'Commission a study group to see if we can spin it as a safeguard against terrorism for citizens.'
  4. 'It is knowing this about human nature that we set up safeguards to prevent us from being our worst.'
  5. 'However, he is confident that the structured way that the skills are taught in Newry should act as a safeguard against bullying.'
  6. 'Accordingly, within your responsible service of alcohol policy you must develop safeguards to prevent the theft of your alcoholic beverage inventory.'
  7. 'The new chief executive of the Yorkshire health trust which fiddled its waiting lists for years promised yesterday that new safeguards would prevent anything like it happening again.'
  8. 'Here in the United States, are safeguards being taken to prevent privately owned planes from being used by terrorists to carry explosives or even biological weapons?'
  9. 'Living in today's world we need safeguards and security measures in place to protect your company records and files.'
  10. 'Those delays may impel companies to build up precautionary inventories as a safeguard against distribution disruptions.'

verb

Protect from harm or damage with an appropriate measure.
  1. 'The opinions and assistance of all who are interested in safeguarding the future of this unique rural facility are needed.'
  2. 'The welfare of the people is contingent upon preserving and safeguarding our national unity.'
  3. 'Security is safeguarded by implementing a whole range of measures.'
  4. 'This leads to higher prices, which is always resented by those consumers whose jobs are not safeguarded through protection.'
  5. 'We hope the CAA is taking other steps to ensure that future air shows are safeguarded from thoughtless aviators.'
  6. 'That suture is an unexpected and original way of safeguarding the novel's integrity.'
  7. 'Why is the US safeguarding some Kurds in Iraq while facilitating the slaughter of others?'
  8. 'In some cases the only effective way of safeguarding the employee would be to dismiss or demote him.'
  9. 'Studies have shown that using sunscreens that safeguard against UVB rays only lead consumers into a false sense of security.'
  10. 'Well, several other countries in North Africa are making progress in safeguarding the rights of women.'
  11. 'It's almost as if politicians care more about being re-elected than they do about safeguarding our future.'

More definitions

1. something that serves as a protection or defense or that ensures safety.

2. a permit for safe passage.

3. a guard or convoy.

4. a mechanical device for ensuring safety. verb (used with object)

5. to guard; protect; secure.

More examples(as adjective)

"facilities can be safeguarded."

"supplies can be safeguarded."

"stabilities can be safeguarded."

"sleepers can be safeguarded."

"provisions can be safeguarded."

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Origin

(safeguard)Late Middle English (denoting protection or safe conduct): from Old French sauve garde, from sauve ‘safe’ + garde ‘guard’. Compare with saggar.