Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb protect

2 senses of protect

Sense 1
protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")
       => defend -- (be on the defensive; act against an attack)

Sense 2
protect -- (use tariffs to favor domestic industry)
       => assist -- (act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function)

Antonyms of adj protected

2 senses of protected

Sense 1
protected (vs. unprotected) -- (kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find")

unprotected (vs. protected) -- (lacking protection or defense)
        => exposed, open -- (with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound")
        => naked, defenseless -- (having no protecting or concealing cover; "naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare)
        => unshielded -- ((used especially of machinery) not protected by a shield)

Sense 2
protected, saved -- (guarded from injury or destruction)

INDIRECT (VIA preserved) -> destroyed -- (spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind")

Similarity of adj protected

2 senses of protected

Sense 1
protected (vs. unprotected) -- (kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find")
       => bastioned, fortified -- (secured with bastions or fortifications)
       => battlemented -- (protected with battlements or parapets with indentations or embrasures for shooting through)
       => burglarproof -- (secure against burglary)
       => covert -- ((of a wife) being under the protection of her husband; "a woman covert")
       => moated -- (protected by a deep wide ditch usually filled with water)
       => shielded -- ((used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to prevent injury)
       => snug -- (offering safety; well protected or concealed; "a snug harbor"; "a snug hideout")
       => stormproof -- (protected against or able to withstand storms)
       => weatherproof -- (able to withstand exposure to weather without damage; "weatherproof electric wiring"; "a weatherproof coat")
          Also See-> invulnerable#1; secure#2

Sense 2
protected, saved -- (guarded from injury or destruction)
       => preserved (vs. destroyed) -- (kept intact or in a particular condition)

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