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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.2 / 9 votes

  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.

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

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  1. protect

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

    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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  1. berdeck

    will you bedrock me?

    Submitted by bobashmore1956 on January 1, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 2 votes

  1. protectverb

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

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  1. protectverb

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

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    There are basically three types of men in relationship circles. Providers, protectors, parasitic. The providers work and provide for family. The protectors will protect family at all cost. The parasites will let someone else do the work and provide while they also partake of the bounty. Love is shown by those who provide and protect, but the parasites cares about only what they can get from the host. Loving the host is absent.

  2. Ayn Rand:

    The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man's self-defense, and, as such, may only resort to force only against those who start the use of force.

  3. Qwatsinas:

    We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.

  4. Milton Friedman:

    Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.

  5. Sabrina Barnes:

    My passion came from understanding the sacrifice my son and all service men and women are making to protect our country. I never truly understood the emotional part of not knowing when you will, and for some if you will ever, see your loved one again, i had to give my son to the U.S. government and I did it proudly because I was proud of him for standing up saying ‘ I want to protect my family I want to protect my country I want to become a man of service.

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