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protect

Pronunciation: /prəˈtekt/

Translation of protect in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [person/animal] proteger*; [rights/interests] proteger*, salvaguardar to protect sth/sb from/against sth/sb proteger* algo/a algn de/contra algo/algn to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords proteger* a los inquilinos de los propietarios sin escrúpulos it protects you against colds te protege contra los resfriados a protected species una especie protegida
    Example sentences
    • She must accept the inevitable and protect against the greater harm.
    • A number of acute-phase reactants protect against tissue injury in response to heat stress.
    • I promised to protect you, all those years ago at the orphanage, and that's what I am doing right now.
    Example sentences
    • Many of the actions required are already within the scope of existing conventions concerned with wildlife conservation, insofar as they list marine species or marine protected areas on their annexes.
    • Sadly all these developments are taking place in areas that were previously protected from any tourist development projects.
    • The decision opens the previously protected areas to development.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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Cultural fact of the day

The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.