verb (used with object)
- safe-deposit box,
- safety belt
Origin of safeguard
Examples from the Web for safeguard
In several reports he urged the pit operators to safeguard the birds.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And an overzealous medical professional, hoping to safeguard against malpractice, can also be a cause of unneeded procedure.
Time for Plan B: Work with the U.S. on joint technology investment and deployment to safeguard against asymmetrical attacks.Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe|Lloyd Green|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bush, by contrast, ignored those subjects almost completely, seeking to safeguard his reputation among general election moderates.Chris Christie Is No George W. Bush, and 2016 Is Definitely Not 2000|Peter Beinart|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Among the other latest accessories souped up to safeguard women is an “anti-rape” belt created by two Swedish teens in 2005.From the Anti-Rape Bra to Chastity Belts: How Women Use Clothing for Protection|Soraya Roberts|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first thing a man does when he comes into any kind of property, is to safeguard it somehow.The Walls of Constantinople|Bernard Granville Baker
No shield and safeguard so secure against the fire of new love as an old love hardly cold.Phantom Fortune, A Novel|M. E. Braddon
Let them but be sundered, and he has no longer any hold on happiness, any safeguard against discord.A New Atmosphere|Gail Hamilton
The last objection was not perhaps considered a serious one; but prejudice and instinct survived, as a safeguard of humanity.History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. Vol. III|James Anthony Froude
In all probability the existence of this market was a safeguard as long as its dimensions could be kept restricted.The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914|Henry George Stebbins Noble
late 14c., "protection, safety," from Middle French sauvegarde "safekeeping, safeguard" (13c.), from Old French salve, sauve (fem. of sauf; see safe (adj.)) + garde "a keeping" (see guard (n.)). Meaning "something that offers security from danger" is recorded from late 15c.
mid-15c., from safeguard (n.). Related: Safeguarded; safeguarding.