Definition of 'protect'
Video: pronunciation of 'protect'
Example sentences containing 'protect'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This is packed with energy and antibodies to protect against disease. The Sun (2016)This is packed with energy and antibodies to protect against disease. The Sun (2016)You move as if to protect yourself from harm. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They protect you against diseases in the environment. Christianity Today (2000)These are not covered under a government guarantee protecting senior creditors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You and your loved ones have the right to expect the government to protect you from harm. The Sun (2012)The guarantee does not protect deposits from any tax charges. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The rationale behind occupational licensing is that it protects consumers from harm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They plug the gaps where weeds might colonise and protect against disease. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The government and builders provide a guarantee to protect lenders from potential losses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It costs surprisingly little to protect yourself from harm. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He concluded they are low in animal fat and protect against heart disease. The Sun (2016)Make sure that you protect the guarantee. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Many are protected with listed status. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Fish oils protect against heart disease. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)But he was accused of talking tough while ditching a vow to introduce new laws to protect people who defend their homes. The Sun (2011)It said that it was ready to defend and protect Turkey if necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But in practice, we can do little to protect them from attacks outside the workplace. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But 36 per cent trust none of the party leaders to protect them from attack. The Sun (2015)All of this security is to protect against attacks from the Pakistan Taliban. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Tory leader's tough message came as he spelled out plans to protect people who defend their properties. The Sun (2010)But we might have hoped for better from Conservatives who aim one day to be in charge of protecting Britain from attack. The Sun (2008)
Trends of 'protect'
Very Common. protect is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'protect'
British English: protect /prəˈtɛkt/ VERB
To protect someone or something means to prevent them from being harmed or damaged.
What can women do to protect themselves?
- American English: protect
- Arabic: يَحْمِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: proteger
- Chinese: 保护
- Croatian: štititi
- Czech: chránit
- Danish: beskytte
- Dutch: beschermen
- European Spanish: proteger
- Finnish: suojella
- French: protéger
- German: beschützen
- Greek: προστατεύω
- Italian: proteggere
- Japanese: 保護する
- Korean: 보호하다
- Norwegian: beskytte
- Polish: ochronić
- European Portuguese: proteger
- Romanian: a proteja
- Russian: защищать
- Spanish: proteger
- Swedish: skydda
- Thai: ป้องกัน
- Turkish: korumak
- Ukrainian: захищати
- Vietnamese: bảo vệ
Definition of protect from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.