protect

  • 1 protect — pro·tect vt 1: to shield from injury or harm protect ing public health and safety 2: to secure or preserve against encroachment, infringement, restriction, or violation: maintain the status or integrity of esp. through legal or constitutional… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Protect — Pro*tect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protecting}.] [L. protectus, p. p. of protegere, literally, to cover in front; pro before + tegere to cover. See {Tegument}.] To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 protect — [prə tekt′, prōtekt′] vt. [< L protectus, pp. of protegere, to protect < pro , before + tegere, to cover: see THATCH] 1. to shield from injury, danger, or loss; guard; defend 2. Commerce to set aside funds toward the payment of (a note,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Protect Me — may refer to: *A song from James album Seven *Protège Moi, a single by Placebo …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 protect — (v.) 1520s, from L. protectus, pp. of protegere (see PROTECTION (Cf. protection)). Related: Protected; protecting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 protect — shield, guard, safeguard, *defend Analogous words: *save, preserve, conserve: *ensure, insure, assure: shelter, *harbor …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 protect — [v] take care of; guard from harm assure, bulwark, care for, champion, chaperon, conserve, cover, cover all bases*, cover up, cushion, defend, fend, foster, give refuge, give sanctuary*, go to bat for*, harbor, hedge, insulate, keep, keep safe,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 protect — ► VERB 1) keep safe from harm or injury. 2) Economics shield (a domestic industry) from competition by imposing import duties on foreign goods. 3) (protected) (of a threatened plant or animal species) safeguarded through legislation against… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 protect — Assure the salesperson or trader that interest, buy or sell, will be attended to, given any change in the trading circumstances, as follows: At a price: If the stock trade at a certain price or price range, the trader will show this market to the …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 protect — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, fully ▪ adequately, properly, well ▪ A cardboard box would protect the product better. ▪ inadequately …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 protect — 01. The cat ran up a tree to [protect] itself from the dogs. 02. The children were wearing heavy jackets, hats and wool mittens as [protection] from the severe cold. 03. A turtle s [protective] shell is very useful in keeping it safe from… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 protect */*/*/ — UK [prəˈtekt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms protect : present tense I/you/we/they protect he/she/it protects present participle protecting past tense protected past participle protected 1) to keep someone or something safe from harm, injury,… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 protect — pro|tect W2S2 [prəˈtekt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of protegere, from tegere to cover ] 1.) [I and T] to keep someone or something safe from harm, damage, or illness →↑protection, protective ↑protective ▪ Are we doing …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 protect — verb (T) 1 to keep someone or something safe from harm, damage, or illness: protect sb/sth from sth: Try to protect your skin from the sun. | Kids should be protected from all that violence. | protect sth: laws protecting the rights of disabled… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 protect — pro|tect [ prə tekt ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to keep someone or something safe from harm, injury, damage, or loss: Are you prepared to protect yourself in case of attack? Databases are generally protected by copyright. protect something/someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 protect — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin protectus, past participle of protegere, from pro in front + tegere to cover more at pro , thatch Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 protect — [[t]prəte̱kt[/t]] ♦♦ protects, protecting, protected 1) VERB To protect someone or something means to prevent them from being harmed or damaged. [V n from/against n] So, what can women do to protect themselves from heart disease?... [V n… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 protect — v. (D; tr.) to protect against, from * * * [prə tekt] from (D; tr.) to protect against …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 protect — [16] The tect element of protect goes back to the past participle of Latin tegere ‘cover’ (source of English integument [17] and toga [16] and related to thatch). Combination with the prefix prō ‘in front’ produced prōtegere ‘cover in front,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 protect —    to reunite by force    The language of Hitlerism:     He had warned that Germany would know how to protect ten million Germans living on the border... Everyone knew what Hitler meant by protect . (Shirer, 1984) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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