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Synonyms of hedge in English:


  • 1 houses concealed behind high hedges
    hedgerow, row of bushes, fence;
    windbreak, barrier, barricade, boundary;
    British  quickset
  • 2 he sees the new fund as an excellent hedge against a fall in sterling
    cover, insurance, security, provision, insurance cover
  • 3 his analysis is full of hedges like ‘probably’ and ‘perhaps’
    equivocation, evasion, fudge, quibble, qualification, qualifying expression;
    temporizing, uncertainty, prevarication, vagueness
    [Antonyms] absolute, certainty
  • verb

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  • 1 the fields were hedged with hawthorn
  • 2 she was hedged in by her imperfect education
    confine, restrict, limit, hinder, obstruct, impede, constrain, trap;
    hem in, shut in, close, keep within bounds
  • 3 he hedged at every new question
    prevaricate, equivocate, vacillate, quibble, hesitate, stall, evade the issue, dodge the issue, fudge the issue, sidestep the issue, be non-committal, be evasive, be indecisive, be vague, hedge one's bets, beat about the bush, parry questions, pussyfoot around, mince one's words, shilly-shally;
    British  hum and haw
    informal sit on the fence, duck the question
    British informal waffle, flannel
    [Antonyms] come to the point
  • 4 the company hedged its investment position on the futures market
    safeguard, protect, shield, guard, cushion, cover, insure, take out insurance, take out insurance cover
    [Antonyms] expose to risk
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