Definitions for: Protect

[v] shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
[v] use tariffs to favor domestic industry, in international trade

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his

The gods of Greece protect you! --Shak.

Syn: To guard; shield; preserve. See Defend.

See Also: assist, body guard, charm, cover, defend, fence, fence in, guard, hold, immunise, immunize, insure, keep, look out, mothproof, overprotect, palisade, preserve, safeguard, screen, shield, surround, wall, ward

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