protect


protect
pro·tect vt
1: to shield from injury or harm
protect ing public health and safety
2: to secure or preserve against encroachment, infringement, restriction, or violation: maintain the status or integrity of esp. through legal or constitutional guarantees
protect a work against copyright infringement
the First Amendment protect s speech
3: to restrict competition for (as domestic industries) by means of tariffs or trade controls
pro·tect·able or pro·tect·ible adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

protect
I verb arm, armor, attend, barricade, bulwark, care for, champion, chaperone, cherish, conduct, conserve, convoy, cover, cushion, custodire, defend, defendere, ensure, escort, fight for, flank, fortify, foster, garrison, guard, harbor, haven, house, immunize, inoculate, insulate, keep, look after, maintain, mount guard, nurse, patrol, patronize, preserve, safeguard, save, screen, seclude, secure, sentinel, shade, sheathe, shelter, shepherd, shield, shroud, shutter, sponsor, support, sustain, take care of, treasure, tutari, veil, ward, watch over associated concepts: self-defense II index care (be cautious), care (regard), conceal, conserve, cover (guard), defend, ensconce, enshroud, ensure, envelop, foster, harbor, hedge, keep (shelter), maintain (sustain), patrol, police, preserve, save (rescue), screen (guard), shroud, side, sponsor, support (assist), sustain (prolong), uphold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


protect
v.
To keep someone or something safe; to keep intact; to preserve something that exists.
n.
protection
adj.
protective

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


protect
v. To keep safe; to preserve something that already exists, as in protecting trade and protecting consumers.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Protect — Pro*tect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protecting}.] [L. protectus, p. p. of protegere, literally, to cover in front; pro before + tegere to cover. See {Tegument}.] To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protect — [prə tekt′, prōtekt′] vt. [< L protectus, pp. of protegere, to protect < pro , before + tegere, to cover: see THATCH] 1. to shield from injury, danger, or loss; guard; defend 2. Commerce to set aside funds toward the payment of (a note,… …   English World dictionary

  • Protect Me — may refer to: *A song from James album Seven *Protège Moi, a single by Placebo …   Wikipedia

  • protect — (v.) 1520s, from L. protectus, pp. of protegere (see PROTECTION (Cf. protection)). Related: Protected; protecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • protect — shield, guard, safeguard, *defend Analogous words: *save, preserve, conserve: *ensure, insure, assure: shelter, *harbor …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • protect — [v] take care of; guard from harm assure, bulwark, care for, champion, chaperon, conserve, cover, cover all bases*, cover up, cushion, defend, fend, foster, give refuge, give sanctuary*, go to bat for*, harbor, hedge, insulate, keep, keep safe,… …   New thesaurus

  • protect — ► VERB 1) keep safe from harm or injury. 2) Economics shield (a domestic industry) from competition by imposing import duties on foreign goods. 3) (protected) (of a threatened plant or animal species) safeguarded through legislation against… …   English terms dictionary

  • protect — Assure the salesperson or trader that interest, buy or sell, will be attended to, given any change in the trading circumstances, as follows: At a price: If the stock trade at a certain price or price range, the trader will show this market to the …   Financial and business terms

  • protect — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, fully ▪ adequately, properly, well ▪ A cardboard box would protect the product better. ▪ inadequately …   Collocations dictionary

  • protect — 01. The cat ran up a tree to [protect] itself from the dogs. 02. The children were wearing heavy jackets, hats and wool mittens as [protection] from the severe cold. 03. A turtle s [protective] shell is very useful in keeping it safe from… …   Grammatical examples in English


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