• IPA: /pɹəˈtɛkt/

protect (protects, present participle protecting; past and past participle protected)

  1. (ambitransitive) To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.
    to protect a child from danger
    This antivirus package will protect your computer from hackers.
    Condoms are designed to protect against sexually-transmitted diseases.
  2. (travel, aviation) To book a passenger on a later flight if there is a chance they will not be able to board their earlier reserved flight.
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