Safeguard vs Strengthen - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between safeguard and strengthen
is that safeguard
is to protect, to keep safe while strengthen
) to make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
As a noun safeguard
is something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
- Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
- Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
to protect, to keep safe
to escort safely
- She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
(lb) To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
*:Let noble Warwick, Cobham, and the rest,/ With powerful policy strengthen themselves.
*1851 , Anonymous,
Arthur Hamilton, and His Dog
*:A little hardship, and a little struggling with the rougher elements of life, will perchance but strengthen and increase his courage, and prepare him for the conflicts and struggles of after years.
(lb) To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
*(Bible), (w) iii. 28
*:Charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him.
*:"A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there.."
(lb) To augment; to improve; to intensify.
(lb) To grow strong or stronger.