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