Defender vs Safeguard - What's the difference?

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Defender is a related term of safeguard.

As nouns the difference between defender and safeguard

is that defender is someone who defends people or property while safeguard is something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.

As a verb safeguard is

to protect, to keep safe.



Alternative forms

* defendor (obsolete) * defendour (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • Someone who defends people or property.
  • (legal) A lawyer who represents defendants.
  • A fighter who repels an attack.
  • (sports) One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
  • safeguard



    (en noun)
  • Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
  • Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
  • One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
  • * Granville
  • Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
  • A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
  • (Shakespeare)


    (en verb)
  • to protect, to keep safe
  • She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
  • to escort safely