how to pronounce safeguard


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safeguard is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of safeguard in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they also safeguard the exclusive …”

meanings of safeguard


  1. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
  2. The monitor lizard.
  3. A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
  4. Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.


  1. To protect, to keep safe.
  2. To escort safely.

safeguard frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word safeguard occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics safeguard can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that safeguard can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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