Meaning of PROTECT in English

PROTECT

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

To ~ someone or something means to prevent them from being harmed or damaged.

So, what can women do to ~ themselves from heart disease?...

The government is committed to ~ing the interests of tenants.

VERB: V n from/against n, V n, also V against n

2.

If an insurance policy ~s you against an event such as death, injury, fire, or theft, the insurance company will give you or your family money if that event happens.

Many manufacturers have policies to ~ themselves against blackmailers.

VERB: V n against n, also V against n

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