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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to keep safe)
a. to protect
Nuestra misión es proteger y servir.Our mission is to protect and serve.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
2. (to defend oneself)
a. to protect oneself
Protégete al caminar por el área de construcción.Protect yourself as you walk along the construction area.
b. to shelter
Nos protegimos de la nieve en el restaurante acogedor.We sheltered from the snow in the cozy restaurant.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to protect
proteger algo de algoto protect something from something
la roca nos protegía del vientothe rock protected us against the wind
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to take cover o refuge
se protegió del fuerte sol con un sombreroshe wore a hat to protect herself from the strong sun
se protegió la cara con las manoshe shielded o protected his face with his hands
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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