Meaning of PROTECT in English

PROTECT

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

conserve/protect a habitat (= prevent it from changing or being damaged )

These measures will protect the habitat of endangered species such as wolves.

defend/protect yourself from your enemies

Our country has a right to protect itself from its enemies.

protect sb's liberty

The right to vote is one of the most powerful means we have to protect our liberty.

protect sb's privacy

Names have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved.

protect sb’s identity (= make sure no one finds out who someone is )

Journalists frequently protect the identity of confidential sources.

protect sth against frost

The plants need to be protected against frost.

protect the environment

We need to take drastic steps to protect the environment.

protect your investment

It's best to invest in several funds, in order to protect your investment.

protect your skin

It's important to use suntan lotion to protect your skin.

protect/conserve the countryside (= stop people building on it or spoiling its beauty )

How can we protect the countryside for future generations?

protected by copyright

The database will be protected by copyright .

protected

Elephants are a protected species in Indonesia.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

amendment

The board argued that the dispute was not protected by the First Amendment since it was an internal personnel matter.

However, opponents charge that the new Internet regulations amount to unconstitutional censorship that would criminalize expression protected by the First Amendment .

Such speech is still protected by the First Amendment unless it causes substantial disruption or interferes with the rights of others.

Last I looked, this was protected under the Second Amendment .

The wearing of an armband to express certain views is the kind of symbolic act protected by that amendment .

Such advocacy is not protected by the First Amendment .

Similarly, unprofessional disclosures within the school may not be protected by the First Amendment .

area

Since then much has been done to improve and protect the area including a new information and exhibition centre and picnic areas.

He and his neighbors bought a fire truck to protect their area , but the neighbors got cold feet.

Scuba divers can protect only small areas .

Most are located in protected areas , such as towns or cities or along rivers.

We never shifted from this, that we had to have some form of secure income that would protect those areas .

The money could be better spent protecting existing wildlife areas .

Currently, subsidies that were envisaged as a way of protecting farmers in poor areas are being commercially exploited by wealthy landowners.

child

For the first time in my life I understood real terror at being unable to protect my child .

Angiletta said the primary purpose of the web site was to keep the public informed about legislation to protect children from predators.

Equally, the state is obliged in theory to protect children at risk.

She said the things that protect children from their fear of night, their anxieties about change, the terror of abandonment.

It is recognition that the failure to protect displaced children is an issue of fundamental international concern.

The locks are designed to protect children who pick up a gun from injury or death.

In the nineteenth century there was a need to protect children from exploitation by parents as juvenile labour.

Mill wanted to protect children against the harm which they might do themselves.

copyright

There is a typical example among writers, seeking to protect copyright and to negotiate general contract conditions.

For example, in some cases the bill would make it illegal for Internet users to access information not protected by copyright .

These programs are, of course, protected by copyright .

It is easy to protect your songs' copyrights .

Some computer inventions have to be protected by copyright rather than patents.

It needs to be borne in mind that the computer program will be protected by copyright law regardless of the patent situation.

Drawings are prepared for most designs and drawings are protected by copyright as artistic works, irrespective of artistic quality.

In general, the photograph will be protected by copyright which will be owned by the publisher or perhaps a freelance photographer.

duty

It remains the duty of governments to protect the rights of their citizens but this is evidently not enough.

So too do teachers have a duty to teach, and parents a duty to protect children from a debased cultural environment.

Senior officials have a duty to protect junior officials and to set standards for those lower down.

Thus the social worker or the department of social services was under no duty to protect Joshua.

The government has no duty to protect people from themselves.

The fighting services, especially, were imbued with the idea that their foremost duty was to protect the Emperor from danger.

He said he had a duty to protect the public.

Rights themselves are grounds for holding others to be duty bound to protect or promote certain interests of the right-holder.

environment

House of Lords: Debate on international action to protect the environment .

Particularly in the Northeast, many emphasize measures to protect the environment .

So how can protecting the environment be left to individual conscience?

The plan is intended to protect the environment and reduce damage from natural disasters.

One way to nudge nature along is to provide a protected environment for trees.

Most tropical forest aid has gone to industrial forestry and has done little to aid the poor or protect the environment .

We need an exchange of ideas and those countries need help to improve and protect the environment .

family

How can I protect myself and my family against flu?

They can not always protect their families , and they often come from families that could not protect them.

Q: Can I protect my family ?

The wisest person in all the universe, Prometheus had well been able to protect his own family .

So make sure you don't miss this opportunity to protect yourself and your family with Accident Cashguard.

Distraught Ron appeals to Jimmy to help him get a gun so that he will be able to protect his family .

And no scientist or doctor could say for sure what I should do to protect my family .

government

It remains the duty of governments to protect the rights of their citizens but this is evidently not enough.

All the political rhetoric about big government protecting the weak and the poor is coming into question as well.

Reacting to Maj. Botha's statement anti-apartheid groups said they believed that he had succumbed to government pressure to protect Buthelezi.

But government also can protect people in ways that earlier generations could not have envisioned.

What means do these governments use to protect , regulate, subsidise or stimulate the sector?

No wonder the government sought to protect private sector interests transitionally.

The federal government currently protects its nonworking elderly with a promise of guaranteed Social Security payments.

health

Landscaping A purpose-built dust box protects operator health and keeps vermin levels down.

He protected worker safety and health laws.

Working conditions and hours to be reorganised to protect health and safety, including protection against risks, such as harmful chemicals.

identity

Journalists frequently protect the identity of confidential sources from police, courts or government officials.

Name and details have been changed to protect identities .

Kids will have security codes to protect their identities .

The couple, of Acton, West London, can not be named to protect the girl's identity .

law

They also plan to campaign for new laws to protect other workers by preventing firms from raiding their pension fund money.

In that case, the court threw out a Colorado constitutional amendment that would have barred local laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination.

The Urban Planning Law gave priority to protecting the long-term interests of the state against immediate, local interests.

A federal law protects workers who are disabled.

In the absence of any express provisions once employment has ended the law will only protect information within the second class.

Since then, laws protecting alligators have resulted in a resurgence in their population.

They thought it included the contrary proposition that the law did not protect the fish.

In addition, the law protects those employees who are not actually disabled but are perceived to be so.

legislation

Violence victims face homelessness Social workers need more training in housing legislation to protect victims of domestic violence being made homeless.

Angiletta said the primary purpose of the web site was to keep the public informed about legislation to protect children from predators.

Meanwhile state legislation protecting indebted small farmers has been abolished.

What of those countries with legislation which seeks to protect the older employee?

The second priority is legislation to protect patients in health maintenance organizations, sponsored by Sens.

It has widespread support in the House as far as it goes, but missing is legislation to protect against victimisation.

How could legislation be designed to protect this woman?

measure

The Bill is the latest in a long line of measures to protect society from criminals and to improve the penal system.

Particularly in the Northeast, many emphasize measures to protect the environment.

Everyone knew that a breaking point had to come; and everyone who could took extraordinary measures to protect himself.

But he supported a measure designed to protect gays and lesbians from workplace discrimination.

The plan also provided for measures to protect endangered species, protect the ozone layer and increase energy conservation.

This measure would protect states from fiscal hardship when caseloads increase due to regional economic downturns or other factors.

The measures are designed to protect Dee salmon from poachers.

Proponents of the initiative claim the measure is necessary to protect the pension funds of California retirees.

need

There's no need to protect him from me.

Why did Joe Fogarty feel the need to protect Jack Diamond?

In the nineteenth century there was a need to protect children from exploitation by parents as juvenile labour.

The need to protect the residents of the base from environmental hazards places severe demands on its design and construction.

The statute requires, however, not a threat of immediate danger, but rather an immediate need to act to protect .

He was trying to balance a desire to prevent demands for federal intervention against the political need to avoid protecting the riders.

There is the need to protect the state against internal and external subversion.

Not withstanding this, we have an immediate need to protect our property from the moment the slate falls.

order

You can not transfer your assets to a spouse in order to protect them from the creditors.

I have emphasized these aspects in order to help people protect themselves.

The democratic political order must be protected against misuse of Basic Rights.

The reasons for doing so, he felt, are to establish order and to protect private property.

Parents I know have risked arrest in order to protect their Head Start centers.

The manager decided to close the building in order to protect it, and he gave the key to the mayor.

In order to protect the diminishing herds, laws were established to control the hunting and sale of wild game.

We had to turn our backs to the southwest wind in order to protect our faces.

privacy

The women's real names and some details about their lives have been disguised to protect their privacy .

The journal comes with eight secret codes to protect privacy .

In recent years, Bradman lived quietly in an Adelaide suburb, protecting his privacy and rarely venturing out.

Although the commission outlined an eight-point plan for protecting privacy and civil liberties, the security measures drew quick criticism.

To protect privacy , phone numbers have only been included for those governing bodies which have an office.

Several persons are identified by pseudonyms to protect their privacy or that of their families.

They also served to protect our privacy needs.

That information would be protected by the Privacy Act anyway, the officials said.

property

This is for your own safely as well as to protect other people's property .

The reasons for doing so, he felt, are to establish order and to protect private property .

Have a residual current device fitted to protect the property from the risk of fire started by an electrical fault.

Government is important because it can and should establish and enforce rules of conduct and protect property rights.

The pharmaceutical companies that were taken to task by Elliott have a legitimate right to protect their intellectual property .

It allows organisms to protect their essential dynamical properties in the face of environmental changes by varying less essential dynamical properties.

Not withstanding this, we have an immediate need to protect our property from the moment the slate falls.

Mr Barraza did; he was concerned about protecting property , saving the equipment for the next generation.

public

The firms say it protects farmworkers and the public from dangerous pesticides.

He said he had a duty to protect the public .

They will also do everything practically possible to protect the public .

Those incidents are a salutary reminder of the dedication of police officers to protecting the public .

Conversely, Conservative Members wish to protect the public further from trade union activities.

The Order also protects the general public from work dangers.

When firearms are involved you must protect the public .

I deal first with the proposals to protect the public against strikes and other forms of industrial action.

security

However, the key factor has been domestic agricultural policies which protect indigenous agriculture for security or political reasons.

It cost government and defense contractors $ 5. 6 billion in 1995 to protect classified national security information.

This would soon leave only the androids protecting the security state apparatus.

species

The winter-run chinook was listed as a protected species under the state and federal endangered species acts in 1989.

The plan also provided for measures to protect endangered species , protect the ozone layer and increase energy conservation.

Great economic sacrifices have been made by developers, loggers and fishermen to protect endangered species .

The legislation that exists to protect endangered species is often inadequate and lacks proper enforcement.

As a result, it is protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Yet it has no law protecting threatened species .

■ VERB

design

It's designed to protect and soothe even the most sensitive male skins and prices start at £2.45.

John Ramsey and his wife, Patricia, almost immediately took steps that appeared designed to protect themselves from possible prosecution.

The measures are designed to protect Dee salmon from poachers.

The present system is designed to protect those within it not to serve those outside.

The insurance cover is designed to protect intermediaries against suits for damages brought by irate customers.

But he supported a measure designed to protect gays and lesbians from workplace discrimination.

Moreover, the deportation process is cumbersome and designed to protect immigrants' rights.

This rule is designed to protect creditors.

fail

The company admitted it had failed to protect the worker from danger.

In other words, it might dissuade worthy lawsuits even as it fails to protect against outlandish ones.

Existing employment law in turn has failed to protect the employment expectations of disabled people.

Do you agree with those who contend that capitalism is so individualistic that it fails to protect the collective good?

In the first case counselling has failed to protect others and in the second it has failed to protect the person counselled.

La Repubblica has found similar cases where the state has failed to protect anti-mafia witnesses.

Independent legal experts were scathingly critical of Democratic committee members for failing to protect Hill.

help

A flu vaccination can help to protect you from flu.

The U. S. Secret Service is preparing to help protect as many as 30 heads of state expected to visit the games.

You can, as a matter of course, help to protect yourself from electric shocks by using a circuit breaker.

Reputable frame-makers can help you protect valuable pictures.

That's where legal expenses insurance helps - it protects against the cost of taking legal action.

In return, they are expected to help and protect the living.

The beds also help protect the shore from erosion.

The glycosides are even retained as the caterpillar changes into a butterfly and help to protect it from predatory birds.

seek

There is a typical example among writers, seeking to protect copyright and to negotiate general contract conditions.

Both men created through their activities a popular demand for access to the very wilderness they sought to protect .

But in fact those they sought to protect often did not act as if they were passive.

To respect the environment and to seek to protect it in the course of company activities.

By so doing they have sought to protect domestic employment, the balance of payments and so forth.

What of those countries with legislation which seeks to protect the older employee?

The five-year-old we sought to protect may become the lonely 18-year-old hanging himself in prison.

For all the palaver about men playing full parenting roles, fathers desire, seek , contrive and protect their anonymity.

try

Some artists try to protect their interests by selling through 105 non-profit Aboriginal community art centres.

The opposite danger is that in trying to protect yourself, you build up a calloused attitude.

Society must ask how much more risk-averse it should be than the people it is trying to protect .

City officials say what they are trying to protect is a sense of history.

How do we calculate the value of the asset that we are trying to protect ?

The Dale Earnhardts out there don't want us trying to protect them from themselves.

That has led firms to try to protect business relationships through buying shares.

Zanger said he never tried to defend himself against Baldwin and only tried to protect his camera with the videotape inside.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A series of meetings were held to discuss security issues and teach women employees how to protect themselves.

Garlic was once thought to protect people against evil spirits.

laws to protect the environment

The painting is protected by thick glass.

Use high-factor sun lotion to protect your child's skin from the sun.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A company can protect information of this kind only so long as it is confidential to the business and not in the public domain.

But Parsons protects the special nature of science through a distinction of levels of selection.

It was just that I wanted, foolishly, to protect you from the unpleasantnesses of life.

It will protect your pet from injury and the possibility of getting loose if you are in an accident.

The law does not adequately protect older people from abuse.

They were out to get you and I protected you.

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