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 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, balk, stop, head off

    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