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Synonyms for shield
ʃildshield

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  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. The Talmud:

    He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.

  2. Francisco Sagasti:

    Do not be afraid of the vaccine. The vaccine is the best shield, we are betting as much as possible that all Peruvians can be vaccinated this year.

  3. Andrew Jackson, 1821:

    The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.

  4. Michael Garcia:

    Finding Earth's largest shield volcano in the 21st Century is a surprising discovery, but then we know more about the surface of Mars than what is below the ocean on Earth, we are still discovering things about our physical planet that we did not know. There is still much to learn about planet Earth.

  5. 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.


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