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Someone or something that protects and defends

precaution

noun

something done to protect people or things against possible harm or trouble

guardian

noun

a person or organization that guards or protects something

protector

noun

someone or something that protects a person or thing

safeguard

noun

a law, rule, plan etc that protects someone or something from harm or problems

shield

noun

someone or something that protects you from harm or bad experiences

protection

noun

something that keeps a person or thing safe from harm, injury, damage, or loss

defender

noun

someone who supports something or who works to prevent it from being lost or taken away

guardian angel

noun

someone who looks after someone else when they need help

bulwark

noun

someone or something that protects or defends something such as a belief, idea, or way of life

apologist

noun

someone who defends something such as a belief

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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