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Synonyms for protect
prəˈtɛktpro·tect

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. protect

    To cherish is both to hold dear and to treat as dear. Mere unexpressed esteem would not be cherishing. In the marriage vow, "to love, honor, and cherish," the word cherish implies all that each can do by love and tenderness for the welfare and happiness of the other, as by support, protection, care in sickness, comfort in sorrow, sympathy, and help of every kind. To nurse is to tend the helpless or feeble, as infants, or the sick or wounded. To nourish is strictly to sustain and build up by food; to nurture includes careful mental and spiritual training, with something of love and tenderness; to foster is simply to maintain and care for, to bring up; a foster-child will be nourished, but may not be as tenderly nurtured or as lovingly cherished as if one's own. In the figurative sense, the opinion one cherishes he holds, not with mere cold conviction, but with loving devotion.

    See synonyms for ABANDON; CHASTEN.

    Synonyms:
    cheer, cherish, cling to, comfort, encourage, entertain, foster, harbor, hold dear, nourish, nurse, nurture, shelter, treasure, value

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. protect

    Synonyms:
    defend, fortify, guard, shield, preserve, cover, secure, save, vindicate

    Antonyms:
    betray, endanger, imperil, abandon, expose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. protectverb

    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

    "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

  2. protectverb

    use tariffs to favor domestic industry

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. protectverb

    Synonyms:
    defend (by a covering), guard, shield, screen, shelter, house, preserve, secure, save

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. protectverb

    Synonyms:
    shield, defend, guard, fortify, screen, shelter, befriend

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#410value
#846cover
#914protection
#1300secure
#2157protect
#2628protected
#2835comfort
#3433encourage
#3541guard
#4200nurse
#4460foster
#4776harbor
#5794protective
#6204protecting
#6486shield
#6682shelter
#6750preserve
#6968treasure
#7739defend
#10227protects
#12114preserving
#12252cheer
#14008entertain
#15421safeguard
#22440uphold
#22446nurture
#25495cherish
#26890safeguarding
#38704nourish
#57522fortify
#80199vindicate

How to use protect in a sentence?

  1. Education Department:

    We are committed to restoring a strong gainful employment rule as quickly as possible, while we respect and appreciate outside feedback on the best route to that goal, our judgment is that focusing on the regulatory process will produce the best, most durable rule to protect students.

  2. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul:

    Our nation now has whole cities and states who stand up and willingly defy federal immigration laws in order to protect illegal immigrants who have broken our nation’s laws, this must end and it must end now.

  3. Michael Fanone:

    I feel like I went to hell and back to protect them and the people in this room, but too many are now telling me that hell doesn't exist, or that hell actually wasn't that bad. The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful.

  4. Supreme Court:

    It is the state judiciary that has the responsibility to protect the state constitutional rights of the citizens, this obligation to protect the fundamental rights of individuals is as old as the State.

  5. Brian Kelly:

    They are a load and they are a handful, jafar tends to want a big play all the time. Hes (become) a physical presence. His ability to pass protect and catch the football mirrors what Tony can do. ... Both of them together make a fine tandem.


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  • halukkaramete
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