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ward

Synonyms of ward in English:

noun

  • 1 the men's surgical ward
    room, compartment, department, unit, area
  • 2 the second most marginal ward in Westminster
    district, constituency, division, quarter, zone, parish, community, department, canton
  • 3 for the last three years the boy has been my ward
    dependant, charge, protégé, pupil, trainee, apprentice;
    minor
    [Antonyms] guardian
  • verb

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  • the last of the accident victims was warded
    admit to hospital, admit, take in, let in, accept, receive, give entry to
    [Antonyms] discharge
  • Phrases

    ward someone off
    1
    Kelly held out a hand to ward him off
    informal send packing
    ward something off
    2
  • 1 Candy held up her hands as though warding off a blow
    parry, avert, deflect, block, turn aside, defend oneself against, guard against, evade, avoid, dodge
  • 2 garlands of turmeric and garlic are worn to ward off evil spirits
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