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protect

pro·tect

protect

 
pronunciation:
pr tekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: protected, protecting, protects
definition: to defend or keep safe from danger or harm.
A fence protects us from our neighbor's dog.The new law protects workers against certain dangers in factories.
 
synonyms:
defend, guard, shield
antonyms:
harm
similar words:
conserve, cover, look after, shelter, take care of, watch
Word Builder: protect +
  • protective:
    giving protection.
  • protector:
    someone or something that protects.
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