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protects

verb
present tense third-person singular of protect

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to drive danger or attack away from
  • the mother bear was just trying to protect her cubs

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protectors

protects

protégé

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“Protects.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/protects. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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