Definition of self-protection in English:



  • Protection of oneself or itself.

    • ‘Obesity shows a desire for self-protection and a defence against anxiety and feelings of guilt.’
    • ‘Industry sources also said part of the problem lies in the fact that local residents still lack knowledge in the insurance industry and, thus, are not able to do much in terms of self-protection.’
    • ‘I believe that we have an inner sense of self-protection and a fierce protectiveness for our children.’
    • ‘Its message is not only protection of kin but self-protection.’
    • ‘If you wish to claim world leadership - which we do - you have to be willing to use your strength for something other than self-protection.’
    • ‘Over-preoccupation with self-protection will mean lower efficiency.’
    • ‘Still, I'll take libertarianism any way I can get it, and if it comes from people's desire for self-protection, that's not bad.’
    • ‘The applicants have been turned down because the owners failed to provide sufficient motivation as to why they need a firearm for self-protection.’
    • ‘On the contrary, for the further development of charitable causes, both individuals and organizations need to strengthen self-protection.’
    • ‘In short, the male antelope underscores the importance of self-protection, and his spiky mane evokes defense of the sort a porcupine might offer.’
    • ‘People have been looking after each other, locked in mutual embraces of self-interest and self-protection.’
    • ‘The second project will provide electronic warfare self-protection for a range of tactical ADF aircraft at a cost of over $250 million.’
    • ‘It is here that government is most likely to be acting on the basis of illegitimate considerations such as self-protection, or protection of powerful private groups.’
    • ‘This allows individuals to make informed choices to provide self-protection and resiliency in living their lives.’
    • ‘United Airlines also said it was starting a special training programme for flight attendants, aimed at both self-protection and assisting passengers.’
    • ‘As a measure of self-protection for itself and as a service to taxpayers, a system of clearer, more intelligent, relevant benchmarks should be implemented.’
    • ‘The course also covers basic self-protection.’
    • ‘Citizens still need take self-protection against SARS.’
    • ‘The people affected by Britain's ever-tighter gun controls are the citizenry, denied access to firearms for leisure or self-protection.’
    • ‘It could be his last and only means of self-protection.’



/ˈˌself prəˈtekSHən/