Part of speech: verb

To preserve in safety; guard; defend.

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Usage examples "protect":

  1. They protect us, and we let our thoughts rest upon them. - "Romance of the Rabbit", Francis Jammes.
  2. But through no intention of mine I have been drawn into it- drawn into it, Mostyn, to protect the dignity and credit of the bank. - "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben.
  3. Give me the right to protect you! - "The Keeper of the Door", Ethel M. Dell.