• Verb
  • to keep (someone or something) from being harmed, lost, etc.
    1. He had no raincoat to protect himself from the rain.
    2. She keeps her jewelry protected in a safe.
    3. You have to protect your business against fraud.
    4. New laws have been passed to protect your privacy.
    5. The forest is protected by/under federal law.
    6. The high taxes on imported goods are intended to protect domestic producers.
    7. Sunscreen helps to protect against sunburn.
  • to save (someone) from financial loss caused by fire, injury, damage, etc.
    1. The insurance protects you against flooding.
    2. The insurance does not protect against damage caused by earthquakes.
  • to try to stop opponents from scoring at (your goal)
    1. The goalie slipped and fell, but the defenseman was there to protect [=defend] the goal.

Những từ liên quan với PROTECT

safeguard, defend, keep, assure, preserve, harbor, shelter, cover, insulate, fend, screen, conserve, save, bulwark, champion