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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

How to pronounce protect?

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Karen
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How to say protect in sign language?

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How to use protect in a sentence?

  1. Executive Tim Cook:

    The government is asking Apple Inc to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers — including tens of millions of American citizens — from sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals, we can find no precedent for an American company being forced to expose its customers to a greater risk of attack.

  2. Peter Davis:

    We have been trying to protect neighbors, trying to protect houses, livestock.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Donald Trump's Acting Navy Secretary shot the messenger - a commanding officer who was faithful to both his national security mission and his duty to care for his sailors, and who rightly focused attention on a broader concern about how to maintain military readiness during this pandemic, and the Navy sent a chilling message to the rest of the fleet about speaking truth to power. The poor judgment here belongs to the Trump Administration, not a courageous officer trying to protect his sailors.

  4. New York:

    Well, where is the federal government ? Who knows where the federal government is, i'm not waiting for the federal government to come protect the people of the state of New York. I've been disappointed time and time and time again.

  5. General Robert Neller:

    We're going to do everything to protect our modernization.


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