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Pronunciation: [pɹətˈɛktɪŋ] (IPA)

Protecting refers to the act of safeguarding someone or something from harm, danger, or injury. Synonyms for protecting include defending, sheltering, preserving, guarding, shielding, securing, and upholding. Defending means to shield or guard an individual or a group from attack or harm. Sheltering refers to providing a safe and secure place for someone or something. Preserving suggests the act of keeping something safe and maintaining its original form. Guarding refers to keeping watchful attention to prevent any danger or loss. Shielding means to protect from harm by providing a physical or mental barrier. Securing refers to making something safe or easy to use. Upholding refers to protecting and supporting moral or legal principles.

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What are the opposite words for protecting?

Antonyms for the word "protecting" include endangering, risking, exposing, neglecting, abandoning, and ignoring. While protecting refers to actions taken to ensure safety, antonyms of protecting imply lack of care or responsibility towards something or someone in danger. Endangering refers to putting someone or something at risk of harm or danger while risking means showing disregard for possible consequences. Exposing suggests bringing something vulnerable to danger or harm, while neglecting means failing to protect or care for something or someone. Abandoning implies deserting or leaving something or someone unprotected, while ignoring refers to paying no attention to possible danger or harm.

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Usage examples for Protecting

The boy endured all this in silence, protecting above all his little sister, and not until one of the Bedouins shoved him so that he almost fell, did he say to them through his set teeth: "We are to arrive at Fashoda alive."
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The balance of the meat left after our feast was buried, with the protecting skins, in the snow.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
The individual had only one right-the right to equal freedom with everybody else, and the State had only one duty-the duty of protecting that right against violence and fraud.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Protecting

  • A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
    Amos Bronson Alcott
  • When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business.
    Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas.
    George Allen
  • A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.
    Joel Barlow
  • There is no country on earth with a stronger tradition of protecting the public's right to know.
    Roy Barnes

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