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Someone or something that protects and defends - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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

apologist

noun

formal someone who defends something such as a belief

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a hedge against something

a way of trying to protect yourself against a problem or risk

bastion

noun

an organization, community, or system that supports and defends a particular way of life, tradition, or belief

buffer

noun

something that protects another thing by being between it and something else that could harm it

champion

noun

someone who publicly supports or defends a set of beliefs, political aims, or a group of people

cocoon

noun

something that keeps you safe, but may stop you from learning to deal with problems

consumerism

noun

protection for people against unfair prices, bad products, advertising claims that are not true etc

cushion

noun

something, especially money, that is a protection against the possible effects of something bad

escort

noun

a person or a group of people, vehicles, ships etc that go somewhere with another person, vehicle, ship etc in order to protect them or to prevent them from escaping

fiduciary

noun

a person or company that is responsible for looking after money or property that belongs to someone else

guard

noun

something that helps to stop something bad from happening

laager

noun

South African in the past, a circle of wagons made to defend against attacks

lifesaver

noun

something that prevents someone from being killed

lightning conductor

noun

British someone who attracts a lot of criticism, sometimes as a way of protecting someone else

lock

noun

politicsBritish a policy to protect something or prevent it from being changed

savior

the American spelling of saviour

saviour

noun

a person who saves someone or something from trouble or danger

screen

noun

something that protects you or allows you to hide

sheath

noun

something that surrounds and protects another thing

steward

noun

someone who looks after something and protects it

umbrella

noun

something that gives protection

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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