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Synonyms for hedge

Synonyms for (noun) hedge

Synonyms: hedge, hedgerow Definition: a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

Similar words: fence, fencing Definition: a barrier that serves to enclose an area

Synonyms: hedge, hedging Definition: an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement Usage: when you say `maybe' you are just hedging

Similar words: evasion, equivocation Definition: a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

Synonyms: hedge, hedging Definition: any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

Similar words: security, protection Definition: defense against financial failure; financial independence Usage: his pension gave him security in his old age; insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

Synonyms for (verb) hedge

Synonyms: hedge Definition: minimize loss or risk Usage: diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks; hedge your bets

Similar words: minimise, minimize Definition: make small or insignificant Usage: Let's minimize the risk

Synonyms: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude Definition: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully

Similar words: avoid Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something Usage: Her former friends now avoid her

Synonyms: hedge, hedge in Definition: enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges Usage: hedge the property

Similar words: close in, inclose, enclose, shut in Definition: surround completely Usage: Darkness enclosed him; They closed in the porch with a fence

Synonyms: hedge Definition: hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge Usage: The animals were hedged in

Similar words: hem in Definition: surround in a restrictive manner Usage: The building was hemmed in by flowers