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British English: /prəˈtɛkt/
American English: /prəˈtɛkt/

Translation of protect in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (keep safe)
    (environment, home, identity, person, data, possessions, skin, surface) against contre from de, contre
  • 2 (defend)
    (consumer, interests, privilege) against contre
    (investment, standards, economy, industry) against contre from de, contre

reflexive verb

  • to protect oneself (against threat)
    se protéger
    against contre from de, contre
    (against attack)
    se défendre
    against, from contre

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