protect against (someone or something)

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protect against (someone or something)

1. To guard, defend, or inoculate against someone or something. This vaccine protects against the flu for the entire winter. We need to invest in top-of-the-line security software to protect against cyber attacks. The walls of the encampment were fortified and lined with spears to protect against invaders.
2. To guard, defend, or inoculate someone, something, or oneself against someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "protect" and "against." I know you want to protect your kids against injury, but you can't keep them cut off from the real world either. Tourists are being advised to protect themselves against pickpockets in the city center.
See also: protect

protect someone or something against someone or something

 and protect someone or something from someone or something
to shield or preserve someone or something against someone or something. Please come along and protect us against muggers as we walk home. What will protect my car against thieves?
See also: protect
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Physically, exercise strengthens our organs, bones and muscles, improves our immunity and protects us against illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
A fast and effective immune response protects us against disease and life-threatening infections by destroying infected cells or microbes, while a wrong or inefficient one can cause immune system disorders or diseases to develop.
The significant drivers of the decline in NAV for the quarter include 1) an unrealized mark-to-market loss our oil hedge which protects us against significant declines in the price of oil, partially offset by gains on our oil investment marks, 2) a realized loss associated with the redemption of higher cost debt which has a payback period of approximately one year, and 3) a loss on our investment in Solarplicity Group, among other factors.
GREEN TEA This is particularly well known for its antioxidant effects but it can also help to improve the health of the cell lining in blood vessels, which in turn protects us against heart disease.
This is particularly well known for its antioxidant effects, but it can also help to improve the health of the cell lining in blood vessels, which in turn protects us against heart disease.
Covering the body's entire external surface, the skin protects us against ultraviolet (UV) light, trauma, pathogens, microorganisms, and toxins.
"This epithelium protects us against several microorganisms living in our mouths."
Objective: T cell mediated immunity protects us against pathogens and cancer.
In an interview with a French magazine he said: "The euro protects us against certain turbulences.
Most legislation that protects us against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations--such as bars--is actually "orientation-neutral": In banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, it protects gay and straight people.
What protects us against idiosyncratic practice that increases risk to patients with little promise of gain?
However, we do require an indemnification under the stock repurchase agreement that protects us against any trading violations under 10b-18."
Maybe, just maybe, it isn't beta, but another of the 40 or so carotenoids in food that protects us against cancer.
'As a mother I feel we deserve a chemical regulation that properly protects us against the cocktail of chemicals we are being exposed to today,' said Mrs Perkins, a member of the WI for 26 years.