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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, damage, or loss

Databases are generally protected by copyright.

Are you prepared to protect yourself in case of attack?

protect someone/something from something:

The hat only partially protected his face from the sun.

protect someone/something against something:

This warm jacket will help to protect you against the cold.

2) if an insurance policy protects you, it will pay money to you or your relatives if particular bad things happen
protect against:

Many of the homes weren't protected against flood damage.

3) economics to help industries in your country by putting taxes on goods from other countries

English dictionary. 2014.

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