protect

Whether it’s your reputation or your jewelry, when you protect something you keep it safe from anything that might threaten or harm it.

The word protect came into English by way of the Latin verb protegere, a combination of pro- meaning “in front,” and tegere, meaning “to cover.” When you protect something, in a way you’re covering it or shielding it from harm. Often the word is used in the sense of protecting something, like a valued item or a person, but you can also protect against something. For example, you might get a flu shot to protect against the flu virus.

Definitions of protect
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v shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

“Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain”
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cover for
provide an excuse or alibi for someone so as to cover up guilt
immunise, immunize
law: grant immunity from prosecution
overprotect
protect excessively
look out
to protect someone's interests
cover
hold within range of an aimed firearm
guard, ward
watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
defend, guard, hold
protect against a challenge or attack
screen, shield
protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
charm
protect through supernatural powers or charms
fence, fence in, palisade, surround, wall
surround with a wall in order to fortify
safeguard
make safe
cover
protect or defend (a position in a game)
cover
be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
mothproof
protect from moths
body guard
accompany and protect from physical harm
insure
take out insurance for
cover
to take an action to protect against future problems
keep, preserve
maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
reinsure
insure again by transferring to another insurance company all or a part of a liability assumed
stockade
surround with a stockade in order to fortify
circumvallate
surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification
double-team
cover with two defensive players
reinsure
provide additional insurance for
coinsure
take out coinsurance
shepherd
watch over like a shepherd, as a teacher of her pupils
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defend
be on the defensive; act against an attack

v use tariffs to favor domestic industry

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assist
act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

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