Synonyms and Antonyms of protect

  1. to drive danger or attack away from <the mother bear was just trying to protect her cubs> Synonyms bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, defend, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, wardRelated Words avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms assail, assault, attack

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