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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?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say protect in sign language?

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How to use protect in a sentence?

  1. The Malala of Syria Mazoun:

    Education is very important because it's the shield we can use to protect ourselves in life. It's our method to solve our problems, if we don't have education, we can't defend ourselves.

  2. Anthony Pucciarella:

    We built in a lot of redundancies, because we want to do everything possible to protect the payload.

  3. One AFRICOM official:

    The theory is that if China continues unmitigated expansion, both militarily and economically, and we don't compete to protect our influence, the consequence could be that we are edged out of those areas and we lose the ability to address what we perceive as counterterrorism national interests in Africa.

  4. Gordon Chang:

    They do this because administrations in the past have let them—this is not a story about North Korea or China—this is a story about the failure of American policy makers to protect the American people, we are the most powerful nation in history and are constantly outwitted by one that is the most destitute on the earth.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    At the end of the day, we have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available, in order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill.


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