verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- protease inhibitor,
- protease inhibitors,
- protected sex,
Origin of protect
Examples from the Web for protect
When our elected representatives assume their respective offices, they take an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution.”
Luckily, Tor was prepared for this sort of assault, and has built-in defenses to protect against it.
Such large sheets are common in Kobani, meant to protect fighters and civilians from the ever gazing eyes of ISIS snipers.
Sometimes politicians oppose reform for nefarious reasons—to protect a special interest or a major donor, for example.
The NRA wants the ability to sue local officials for passing laws that protect public safety.
The Rebel soldier had stolen his coat, and he had no blanket to protect him from the cold night-winds.Winning His Way|Charles Carleton Coffin
I can take care of you and protect you, and I will devote my life to your happiness.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
To protect his own interests Prescott decided to make an abridgment of his own, and thus to forestall the pirate.William Hickling Prescott|Harry Thurston Peck
They'd locate a shallow rill; then they'd build an airlock to protect them against chance meteorites.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
As he raised his big arms to protect his head, his antagonist twisted free.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
Word Origin for protect
mid-15c., from Latin protectus, past participle of protegere "to protect, cover in front" (see protection). International economics sense from 1789. Related: Protected; protecting.