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protect

Synonyms of protect in English:

verb

  • the men fought hand-to-hand to protect their women and children
    keep safe, keep from harm, save, safeguard, shield, preserve, defend, cushion, shelter, screen, secure, fortify, guard, mount/stand guard on;
    watch over, look after, take care of, care for, tend, keep, mind, afford protection to, harbour, house, hedge, inoculate, insulate
    [Antonyms] expose, neglect, attack, harm
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