Synonyms of hedge in English:

hedge


See definition of hedge

noun

1‘houses concealed behind high hedges’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

safeguard, protection, shield, screen, guard, buffer, cushion

cover, insurance, security, provision, insurance cover

3‘his analysis is full of hedges like ‘probably’ and ‘perhaps’’

SYNONYMS

equivocation, evasion, fudge, quibble, qualification, qualifying expression

temporizing, uncertainty, prevarication, vagueness

ANTONYMS

absolute, certainty


verb

1‘the fields were hedged with hawthorn’

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surround, enclose, encircle, circle, ring, border, edge, bound

literary gird, girdle, engird

2‘she was hedged in by her imperfect education’

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confine, restrict, limit, hinder, obstruct, impede, constrain, trap

hem in, shut in, close, keep within bounds

3‘he hedged at every new question’

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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

rare tergiversate

ANTONYMS

come to the point

4‘the company hedged its investment position on the futures market’

SYNONYMS

safeguard, protect, shield, guard, cushion, cover, insure, take out insurance, take out insurance cover

ANTONYMS

expose to risk