Synonyms for protection

Synonyms for (noun) protection

Synonyms: protection, tribute

Definition: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

Usage: every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection

Similar words: extortion

Definition: the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)


Synonyms: protection

Definition: the activity of protecting someone or something

Usage: the witnesses demanded police protection

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: trade protection, protection

Definition: the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition

Usage: he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

Similar words: imposition, infliction

Definition: the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)


Synonyms: aegis, auspices, protection

Definition: kindly endorsement and guidance

Usage: the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council

Similar words: indorsement, endorsement

Definition: the act of endorsing

Usage: a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements


Synonyms: protection, protective cover, protective covering

Definition: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

Usage: they had no protection from the fallout; wax provided protection for the floors

Similar words: covering

Definition: an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)


Synonyms: security, protection

Definition: defense against financial failure; financial independence

Usage: his pension gave him security in his old age; insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

Similar words: assets

Definition: anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company


Synonyms: protection, shelter

Definition: the condition of being protected

Usage: they were huddled together for protection; he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home

Similar words: security

Definition: the state of being free from danger or injury

Usage: we support the armed services in the name of national security