Synonyms for Protect:

n.

actuarial, actuary, adjuster, assurance, benefit, broker, carrier, comprehensive, contributory, collision damage waiver. allowance, attack, audit, chancellor of the exchequer, chargeable, claw back, corporate welfare, the Boston Tea Party, 1040 form, 1099. watch over, stand up for, keep (a) watch. back (noun)
stand up for.

v.

defend (verb)
answer, argue, avert, backfire, bar, barricade, buffer, counter, counterattack, cover, defend, fend, guard, oppose, police, rebut, reply, resist, respond, retort, return, safeguard, save, screen, secure, shelter, shield, support, sustain, uphold, ward.
harbor (verb)
harbor, hide.
protect (verb)
conserve, maintain, preserve.
take care of; guard from harm (verb)
conserve, cover, defend, fend, harbor, preserve, safeguard, save, screen, secure, shelter, shield, support, watch over.

Other synonyms:

guarantee
stand up for.
Other relevant words:
benefit, watch over, stand up for.

Usage examples for protect

  1. I'll do my best to protect you." – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  2. Delaine had been immediately ready to promise anything in order to protect her. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. They get you into trouble and then expect you to protect them. – Moral by Ludwig Thoma