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English definition of “protect”

protect

verb [I, T]     /prəˈtekt/
B1 to keep someone or something safe from something dangerous or bad : It's important to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun . Vitamin C may help protect against cancer .Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
protection     /prəˈtekʃən/ noun [U] B2 This coat doesn't provide any protection against the rain .
(Definition of protect verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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