Proteger in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
transitive verb
1. to protect
  • proteger algo de algo to protect something from something
  • la roca nos protegía del viento the rock protected us against the wind
pronominal verb
1. to take cover o refuge (de o contra from)
  • se protegió del fuerte sol con un sombrero she wore a hat to protect herself from the strong sun
  • se protegió la cara con las manos he shielded o protected his face with his hands
transitive verb
1 (resguardar) to protect;contra, de against, from
esta bufanda te protegerá del frío this scarf will protect you from the cold; la policía protegió al árbitro de las iras del público the police protected o shielded the referee from the wrath of the public; sus padres la protegen demasiado her parents are overprotective towards her; protegemos los derechos de los trabajadores we defend the rights of the workers; proteger contra grabación o escritura (Informática) to write-protect
2 [+artista] to act as patron to
pronominal verb
protegerse de o contra algo to protect o.s. from o against sth; nos protegimos de o contra la lluvia en la cabaña we sheltered from the rain in the hut; se protegió del o contra el sol con una gorra he wore a cap for protection against the sun; protegerse de las miradas indiscretas to shield o.s. from prying eyes
Verb Conjugations for proteger
Gerund: protegiendo
Participle: protegido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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