ADJ. adequate, effective, proper, sufficient Does the procedure provide adequate safeguards against corruption? | added, additional, extra, further | appropriate, necessary | environmental, nuclear | constitutional, legal, procedural
VERB + SAFEGUARD introduce | provide (sb with) | build in/into sth Appropriate safeguards would have to be built into the procedures to avoid abuses.
PREP. ~ against The credit agreement includes safeguards against overcharging.
ADV. fully, properly | adequately, satisfactorily This legislation does not adequately safeguard the rights of consumers.
VERB + SAFEGUARD help (to) | be designed to | take steps to
PREP. against We must take steps to safeguard our environment against these threats. | from to safeguard the young plants from frost