protect (someone, something, or oneself) from (someone or something)

protect (someone, something, or oneself) from (someone or something)

To guard, defend, or inoculate someone, something, or oneself against someone or something else. I know you want to protect your kids from injury, but you can't keep them cut off from the real world either. Tourists are being advised to protect themselves from pickpockets in the city center.
See also: protect