protection Definition

  • 1the action of protecting someone or something, or the state of being protected
  • 2measures taken to prevent something undesirable from occurring

Using protection: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "protection" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The police provided protection for the witnesses.

  • Example

    The vaccine offers protection against the disease.

  • Example

    The company invested in cybersecurity protection.

protection Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for protection

Phrases with protection

  • being kept safe or guarded


    The endangered species is now under protection by the government.

  • an illegal scheme where criminals demand money from businesses in exchange for 'protection' from harm


    The mafia was running a protection racket in the neighborhood.

  • the practice of shielding a country's domestic industries from foreign competition by taxing imports


    The government implemented protectionism policies to protect local businesses.


Summary: protection in Brief

Protection [prəˈtekʃ(ə)n] refers to the act of keeping someone or something safe or the state of being safe. It can be measures taken to prevent something undesirable from happening. Examples of protection include police protection for witnesses, vaccine protection against diseases, and cybersecurity protection for companies. Phrases like 'under protection' and 'protection racket' are also used.

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