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English verb: protect

1. protect (competition) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage


SamplesWeatherbeater protects your roof from the rain.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
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Broader (hypernym)defend


Narrower (hyponym)body guard, charm, cover, cover, cover, cover, cover for, defend, fence, fence in, guard, guard, hold, immunise, immunize, insure, keep, look out, mothproof, overprotect, palisade, preserve, safeguard, screen, shield, surround, wall, ward

2. protect (competition) use tariffs to favor domestic industry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assist


Domain categorytrade









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