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They also trap silt and other sediment, protecting it from erosion and building up the shoreline.

A separate set of challenges comes with trying to protect private homes from wildfire smoke.

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Infecting mice with a weakened strain of yeast not only protected them against more pathogenic yeast but also helped them fight unrelated Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Potts said she was disliked by some at the state Department of Public Safety for saying Alaska wasn’t doing enough to protect villagers.

He will restore America’s reputation around the world as an ally in the struggle to protect and expand human rights.

They are not the actual traffickers, Yazbek says, so generally the other refugees protect their identity.

When our elected representatives assume their respective offices, they take an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution.”

You already protect you, and look after you in sickness and in health.

Defenders of the status quo claim the old rules protect consumers.

Luckily, Tor was prepared for this sort of assault, and has built-in defenses to protect against it.

This provided for, I will protect myself from future insult, depend upon it.

It is therefore our duty, sir, to protect our principal, and we cannot consent to abate one jot or tittle of our rights.

And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians, and I will protect it.

God comforts his church, promising to protect her for ever: he expostulates with the Jews for their ingratitude.

Tom willingly let the subject drop; his own desire was to appear natural, to protect her, to save her pain.


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On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to protect, such as: assure, care for, conserve, cover, cushion, and defend.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.