Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hedge

3 senses of hedge

Sense 1
hedge, hedgerow -- (a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes)
       => fence, fencing -- (a barrier that serves to enclose an area)

Sense 2
hedge, hedging -- (any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change)
       => security, protection -- (defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness")

Sense 3
hedge, hedging -- (an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging")
       => evasion, equivocation -- (a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hedge

4 senses of hedge

Sense 1
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep -- (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")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

Sense 2
hedge -- (hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in")
       => hem in -- (surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers")

Sense 3
hedge, hedge in -- (enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property")
       => enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")

Sense 4
hedge -- (minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets")
       => minimize, minimise -- (make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk")

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