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Synonyms for protect
prəˈtɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protect(verb)

    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

    "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

  2. protect(verb)

    use tariffs to favor domestic industry

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. protect(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. protect(v)

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

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How to use protect in a sentence?

  1. Carlos Rittl:

    By controlling the steering committee and excluding civil society, funds can be channeled to the private sector and away from the NGOs by a government that has frequently attacked those who work to protect the environment.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Our country is counting on your to be wise, impartial and fair. To serve under our laws, not over them and to safeguard the right of the people to govern their own affairs, i have no doubt you will rise to the occasion and that the decision you will make will not only protect our Constitution today but for many generations to come.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    I have said is that obviously ISIS and terrorism are a huge national issue that we have got to address, but so is poverty, so is unemployment, so is education, so is healthcare, so is the need to protect working families.

  4. Sara Ward:

    It’s the thing that you’re afraid of the most, especially as a single mother is that somebody could try to hurt you or hurt your children and what are you going to do to protect yourself if a grown man wants to hurt you.

  5. Edith Ramirez:

    LabMD’s security practices were unreasonable, lacking even basic precautions to protect the sensitive consumer information maintained on its computer system.

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