Synonyms of hedge


1. hedge, hedgerow, fence, fencing

usage: a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

2. hedge, hedging, security, protection

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

3. hedge, hedging, evasion, equivocation

usage: an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"


1. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, avoid

usage: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

2. hedge, hem in

usage: hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"

3. hedge, hedge in, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in

usage: enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"

4. hedge, minimize, minimise

usage: minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"

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Definition and meaning of hedge (Dictionary)