English Synonyms and Antonyms
The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.
Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.
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the activity of protecting someone or something
"the witnesses demanded police protection"
protective covering, protective cover, protectionnoun
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
"they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
defense against financial failure; financial independence
"his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
protective covering, surety, auspices, security system, tribute, trade protection, security measures, certificate, aegis, security measure, security, protective cover, security department, shelter
the condition of being protected
"they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
auspices, protection, aegisnoun
kindly endorsement and guidance
"the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
protection, trade protectionnoun
the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
"he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
"every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
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How to use protection in a sentence?
Churches deserve protection from those who would harm worshippers.
There has been a lot of movement in recent years. For example, the German position is now much closer to ours than it was two years ago, many states have moved in the right direction. Now we need a focus on proper protection of the external borders of the EU and not just the constant debate about the distribution of refugees within the European Union by quotas.
Court challenges are absolutely necessary, and we also need to engage legislators in every part of Tennessee so that voices for equal protection are loud and clear.
Faced with thousands of desperate people fleeing wars and crises, Europe has closed borders, forcing people in search of protection to risk their lives and die at sea.
Someone that is sensitive to that understands why the federal government and Justice Department needs to intervene. ... So there's a sensitivity practice and an experienced practice that people of color could bring in that was totally absent in the last four years. i think this is one of the most important decisions that Joe Biden will have to make finding the right attorney general, who can restore a commitment to equal justice under law for all, who can make protection of racial justice and civil rights a top priority. These are incredibly important principles and values of the country needs right now in its next attorney general, so I'm glad that the next administration isn't racing to announce a decision and being really thoughtful and careful in deciding who they put forth for this important position.
Translations for protection
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- حَمَى, حمايةArabic
- proteccióCatalan, Valencian
- protekce, ochranaCzech
- protektionismi, turva, suojelu, turvaaminen, [[protektionistinen]] [[toimenpide]], vakuutusturva, turvallisuus, suojaaminen, ehkäisy, suoja, suojausFinnish
- sgàth, dìon, dìdean, sgiath, tèarmannScottish Gaelic
- pwoteksyonHaitian Creole
- 防護, 保護Japanese
- parastin, پاڕێزگاری, sitar, پاراستن, pena, sitirandinKurdish
- protectio, defensa, defensio, praesidiumLatin
- parahau, whakarurutangaMāori
- protecção, proteçãoPortuguese
- ocrotire, protejare, protecțieRomanian
- охрана, защитаRussian
- оберега, заступа, захист, заслона, прикриття, оборона, охорона, заступництво, забезпека, протекціонізмUkrainian
- sự bảo vệVietnamese
- waerantixhaedje, proteccionWalloon
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