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. Mike Yeun:

    This fire definitely has a dangerous rate of spread, and our goal right now is to protect structures.

  2. Councilor Wang Yi:

    At the same time, we support relevant companies and individuals to take up legal weapons to safeguard their rights and interests, and not be silent lambs, what we must protect today is not only a company's rights and interests, but the legitimate development interests of a country and its people.

  3. Brandon Coleman:

    We're missing the boat with these most at-risk veterans, and not enough is being done systemically in order to protect them. ... We can't just hand these guys pills, (that) is not the answer, i came forward mainly because of the veteran suicides. They're not being handled properly.

  4. Gerald Ford:

    A strong defense is the surest way to peace. Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invites war, as my generationmy generationknows from four very bitter experiences. Just as Americas will for peace is second to none, so will Americas strength be second to none. We cannot rely on the forbearance of others to protect this Nation. The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security.

  5. Kim Jong:

    Under the extreme situation that the U.S. imperialist is misusing its military influence and is pressuring other countries and people to start war and catastrophe, the only way for our people to protect sovereignty and rights to live is to strengthen the quality and quantity of nuclear power and realize the balance of power.

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