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Synonyms for shield
ʃild

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shield(noun)

    a protective covering or structure

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace

  2. shield, buckler(noun)

    armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

    Synonyms:
    cuticle, shell, buckler, carapace

  3. carapace, shell, cuticle, shield(verb)

    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, screen(verb)

    protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

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

  5. harbor, harbour, shield(verb)

    hold back a thought or feeling about

    "She is harboring a grudge against him"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shield(n.)

    Synonyms:
    buckler, ægis

  2. shield(n.)

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

  3. shield(n.)

    Synonyms:
    escutcheon, ensign armorial

  4. shield(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defend, protect, guard, shelter, cover

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shield(n)

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

    Associated words:
    scutal, bouche

  2. shield(v)

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

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How to use shield in a sentence?

  1. John Kerry:

    We want to provide a strong incentive for governments at every level to do all that they can to prosecute trafficking and to shield at-risk populations.

  2. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey:

    When you're wrong, you're wrong, when you make a bad decision, don't care if you're behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live with that decision.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Together you are the tip of the spear, the edge of the blade and the front of the shield defending and protecting our great country, you know there is no mission our pilots can't handle. There is no hill our marines can't take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can't breach. There is no sea the Navy can't brave and there is no storm the American sailor can't conquer. You know that together there is nothing Americans can't do. Absolutely nothing.

  4. Mat Piscatella:

    Nintendo Switch Switch The Lite has certainly helped with this performance since launching in September, nintendo Switch's Nintendo Switch, and with the record setting launch of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield in November, Nintendo Switch is almost certain to finish the year as the best-selling video game hardware of the holiday season.

  5. Amber Heard:

    They pointed to no other working romantic lead, no other actress, that was out, i didn’t come out. I was never in. It’s limiting, that LGBTQ thing. It served a function as an umbrella for marginalized people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity. As we become more educated and expand the facts of our nature, we keep adding letters. It was a great shield, but now we’re stuck behind it. It’s so important to resist labels. I don’t care how many letters you add. At some point, it’s going to spell ‘WE ARE HUMAN.’.


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