What does Protect mean?

Definitions for Protect
prəˈtɛktPro·tect

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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

Wiktionary

  1. protect(Verb)

    To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

    Etymology: Attested in since 1530, from protectus, past participle of protegere from pro- + tegere. More at thatch. Displaced native helien, forhelian (from helian, forhelian, bischilden (from shelde), berwen (from beorgan), mundien (from mundian).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protect(verb)

    to cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his children

Freebase

  1. Protect

    Protect, or The National Association to Protect Children, is a political organization established in 2002 and dedicated to the protection of children from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. It is a nonprofit, 501 membership association with members in every U.S. state and 10 nations. Protect achieved great success in its first three years, winning legislative victories in eight state legislatures. It advocates a nonpartisan "pro-child, anti-crime" agenda, and works closely with both conservative and liberal constituencies and lawmakers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Protect

    prō-tekt′, v.t. to cover in front: to cover over: to shield from danger: to defend: to shelter.—adv. Protec′tingly.—ns. Protec′tion, act of protecting: state of being protected: preservation: defence: that which protects: guard: refuge: security: a writing guaranteeing against molestation or interference: passport: a fostering of home produce and manufactures by laying taxes on the importation of foreign goods; Protec′tionism, the doctrine of the protectionists; Protec′tionist, one who favours the protection of trade by law.—adj. favouring the economic doctrine of protection.—adj. Protec′tive, affording protection: defensive: sheltering.—n. that which protects.—adv. Protec′tively.—ns. Protec′tiveness; Protec′tor, one who protects from injury or oppression: a guardian: a regent:—fem. Protec′tress, Protec′trix.—adjs. Protec′toral, Protectō′rial, pertaining to a protector or a regent.—n. Protec′torāte, government by a protector: the authority assumed by a superior: relation assumed by a strong nation to a weak one, whereby the latter is protected from hostile or foreign interference.—adj. Protec′torless.—ns. Protec′torship; Protec′tory, an institution for destitute children. [L., pro, in front, tegĕre, tectum, to cover.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Protect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2042

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Protect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2389

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Protect' in Verbs Frequency: #254

How to pronounce Protect?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Protect in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Protect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Protect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Protect in a Sentence

  1. Brian Ruttenbur:

    It’s not the shooting, it’s the politicians, there are concerns you are not going to be able to protect yourself moving forward because of restrictions.

  2. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:

    Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our service men and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base.

  3. Ned Sharpless:

    It is imperative that health care professionals, consumers, parents, teachers and other concerned adults, as well as youth and young adult users, report detailed information about any past or future incidents of seizures following e-cigarette use to the The FDA, we're committed to monitoring this issue closely and taking additional steps as necessary to protect the public, especially our nation's youth, from the dangers of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    I do not take a position on the proper prison term for Mr. Stone, but it would be a blatant abuse of power if President Trump has in fact intervened to reverse the recommendations of career prosecutors at the Department of Justice, doing so would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the attorney general will join him in that effort.

  5. Donald Trump:

    And how about our military deals where we protect rich nations that we don't get reimbursed. How about that stuff ? That's changing too folks.

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