Translation of protect in Spanish:

protect

Pronunciation: /prəˈtekt/

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
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    • 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.
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    • 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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