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Synonyms for shield
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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shield

    The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.

    Synonyms:
    apology, bulwark, defense, fortress, guard, justification, protection, rampart, resistance, safeguard, shelter, vindication

    Antonyms:
    abandonment, betrayal, capitulation, desertion, flight, surrender

    Preposition:
    Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shieldnoun

    a protective covering or structure

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace

  2. shield, bucklernoun

    armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace

  3. carapace, shell, cuticle, shieldverb

    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

    Synonyms:
    casing, cuticle, racing shell, eggshell, case, shell, epidermis, buckler, carapace, scale, plate

  4. shield, screenverb

    protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

    Synonyms:
    test, sieve, riddle, harbour, block out, sort, harbor, screen, screen out

  5. harbor, harbour, shieldverb

    hold back a thought or feeling about

    "She is harboring a grudge against him"

    Synonyms:
    screen, harbour, nurse, harbor, entertain, hold

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. shieldnoun

    Synonyms:
    buckler, ægis

  2. shieldnoun

    Synonyms:
    safeguard, protection, defence, guard, cover, security, bulwark, rampart, palladium

  3. shieldnoun

    Synonyms:
    escutcheon, ensign armorial

  4. shieldverb

    Synonyms:
    defend, protect, guard, shelter, cover

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shieldnoun

    Synonyms:
    ægis, buckler, escutcheon, scutcheon, pavise, scutum, defense, protection, palladium, bulwark, safeguard

    Associated words:
    scutal, bouche

  2. shieldverb

    Synonyms:
    defend, protect, safeguard, ward off, repel

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How to use shield in a sentence?

  1. Israel Orellana:

    I thought it was my mom’s friends because sometimes they pray and they start dancing, so I get up from my bed and I start walking over to my door. And as I'm opening my door, I make eye contact with the SWAT officer and he pushes up against the door with his shield and he slams me against the wall. He starts screaming at me, ‘Stop resisting! Stop resisting!’.

  2. Jenny Radesky:

    White and non-black families should not shield their older children from these images, we need to engage our children in a conversation about racism, and use these events as a catalyst.

  3. Stephanie Baldwin:

    As soon as the gunfire started, everyone dropped to the floor and they were underneath desks, and she was trying to shield herself with a chair, along with a man next to her, then, all of a sudden, she said she just felt (the bullet) going through her back.

  4. New York:

    While the Sacklers continue to lowball victims and skirt a responsible settlement, we refuse to allow the family to misuse the courts in an effort to shield their financial misconduct. The limited number of documents provided to us so far underscore the necessity for compliance with every subpoena.

  5. Kai Vetter:

    Even if some of the radioactive materials 'leaked' or still 'leak' from the ship, this radioactivity will be diluted very quickly in the water reducing the concentration substantially, in addition, the radiation emitted by the radioactive materials on the ship will not travel very far as the water is an excellent shield.


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