Synonyms of protection


1. protection, activity

usage: the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"

2. protective covering, protective cover, protection, covering

usage: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"

3. security, protection, assets

usage: defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"

4. protection, shelter, security

usage: the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

5. auspices, protection, aegis, endorsement, indorsement

usage: kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"

6. protection, trade protection, imposition, infliction

usage: the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"

7. protection, tribute, extortion

usage: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"

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