protect

verb
ADVERB
completely, fully
adequately, properly, well

A cardboard box would protect the product better.

inadequately
carefully
effectively, successfully
jealously (esp. BrE)

a star who jealously protects her right to privacy

VERB + PROTECT
need to
seek to, strive to, try to
act to, fight to

Each company is fighting to protect its own commercial interests.

take steps to

We must take steps to protect the region as a manufacturing base.

help (to)
serve to
be designed to
PREPOSITION
against

a cream that helps to protect your skin against the sun

from

The new measures are designed to protect the public from people like these.

with

Protect the exposed areas of wood with varnish.

PHRASES
be aimed at protecting sth
constitutionally protected (esp. AmE), federally protected (AmE), legally protected, officially protected, specially protected

a constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech

a federally protected game preserve

Many of these sites—of immense scientific interest—are not legally protected.

a desire to protect sb/sth, a need to protect sb/sth, a need to protect sb/sth

He felt it was his duty to protect the child.

heavily protected, highly protected

The Far Eastern markets are heavily protected (= with high taxes for imported goods).

poorly protected, well protected

Keep the camera well protected at all times.

measures to protect sb/sth
be protected by copyright

Some pieces of music are protected by copyright.

be protected by law, be protected under law

The equality of women is protected under law.

Protect is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑amendment, ↑bodyguard, ↑copyright, ↑guard, ↑patent, ↑regulation, ↑shield, ↑vaccine, ↑varnish
Protect is used with these nouns as the object: ↑anonymity, ↑asset, ↑confidentiality, ↑consumer, ↑convoy, ↑country, ↑countryside, ↑crop, ↑democracy, ↑dignity, ↑diversity, ↑earth, ↑egg, ↑ego, ↑environment, ↑eye, ↑flank, ↑forest, ↑freedom, ↑habitat, ↑health, ↑heritage, ↑homeland, ↑identity, ↑industry, ↑information, ↑institution, ↑integrity, ↑interest, ↑investment, ↑investor, ↑job, ↑kid, ↑land, ↑landscape, ↑liberty, ↑life, ↑livelihood, ↑monument, ↑name, ↑nation, ↑plant, ↑prerogative, ↑privacy, ↑property, ↑public, ↑rear, ↑reputation, ↑resource, ↑right, ↑security, ↑skin, ↑source, ↑stock, ↑territory, ↑turf, ↑wilderness, ↑wildlife, ↑witness, ↑worker

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