to make sure that sb/sth is not harmed, injured, damaged, etc.
Troops have been sent to protect aid workers against attack.
They huddled together to protect themselves from the wind.
Each company is fighting to protect its own commercial interests.
a paint that helps protect against rust
to introduce laws that make it illegal to kill, harm or damage a particular animal, area of land, building, etc.
受保护的地区 / 物种
a protected area/species
to help an industry in your own country by taxing goods from other countries so that there is less competition
to provide sb/sth with insurance against fire, injury, damage, etc.
Many policies do not protect you against personal injury.