Synonyms of ward in English:

ward


See definition of ward

noun

1‘the men's surgical ward’

SYNONYMS

room, compartment, department, unit, area

2‘the second most marginal ward in Westminster’

SYNONYMS

district, constituency, division, quarter, zone, parish, community, department, canton

3‘for the last three years the boy has been my ward’

SYNONYMS

dependant, charge, protégé, pupil, trainee, apprentice

minor

ANTONYMS

guardian


verb

1‘the last of the accident victims was warded’

SYNONYMS

admit to hospital, admit, take in, let in, accept, receive, give entry to

ANTONYMS

discharge


Phrases

    ward someone off

      ‘Kelly held out a hand to ward him off’

      SYNONYMS

      fend off, drive back, keep off, stave off, repel, repulse, beat back, rout, put to flight, chase away

      informal

      send packing

    ward something off

      1‘Candy held up her hands as though warding off a blow’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      avert, rebuff, rebut, keep at bay, keep at arm's length, fend off, stave off, oppose, resist, prevent, hinder, obstruct, impede, foil, frustrate, thwart, check, baulk, stop, head off