US: /pɹəˈtɛkt/
UK: /pɹətˈɛkt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

protect /protect/
  • ngoại động từ
    • bảo vệ, bảo hộ, che chở
      • to protect someone from (against) danger: che chở ai khỏi bị nguy hiểm
    • bảo vệ (nền công nghiệp trong nước chống lại sự cạnh tranh của hàng nước ngoài)
    • (kỹ thuật) lắp thiết bị bảo hộ lao động (cho máy để phòng tai nạn)
    • (thương nghiệp) cung cấp tiền để thanh toán (hoá đơn, hối phiếu...)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 ~ (sb/sth) (against / from sth) to make sure that sb/sth is not harmed, injured, damaged, etc: [VN] Troops have been sent to protect aid workers against attack. + They huddled together to protect themselves from the wind. + Our aim is to protect the jobs of our members. + Each company is fighting to protect its own commercial interests. + [V] a paint that helps protect against rust
2 [VN] [usually passive] to introduce laws that make it illegal to kill, harm or damage a particular animal, area of land, building, etc: a protected area / species + The plant is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
3 [VN] [usually passive] to help an industry in your own country by taxing goods from other countries so that there is less competition: protected markets
4 ~ (sb/sth) (against sth) to provide sb/sth with insurance against fire, injury, damage, etc: [VN] Many policies do not protect you against personal injury. [also V]

Thesaurus dictionary

1 defend, guard, safeguard, keep safe, shield, cover, screen:
Company rules require the wearing of safety goggles to protect the eyes when operating any machine
2 care for, preserve, keep, shelter, watch over, safeguard, take care of, conserve, take under one's wing, foster, nurture, tend, mind:
The best way of protecting wildlife is to conserve natural habitats.

Collocation dictionary


fully | adequately, properly, suitably | inadequately | carefully | effectively, successfully | jealously, rigorously
a star who jealously protects her right to privacy


need to | seek to, strive to, try to | act to, fight to
Each company is fighting to protect its own commercial interests.
| take steps to
We must take steps to protect the UK as a manufacturing base.
| help (to) | serve to | be designed to


a cream that helps to protect your skin against the sun
| from
The new measures are designed to protect the public from people like these.
| with
Protect the exposed areas of wood with varnish.


be aimed at protecting sth, a desire/duty/need to protect sb/sth
He felt it was his duty to protect the child.
| heavily/highly protected
The Far Eastern markets are heavily protected (= with high taxes for imported goods).
| legally/officially/specially protected
Many of these sites?of immense scientific interest?are not legally protected.
| measures to protect sb/sth, poorly/well protected
Keep the camera well protected at all times.

Concise English dictionary

+shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
+use tariffs to favor domestic industry