5. pass, passport, visa, permit, safe-conduct.
protective, adj. preventive, preventative, prophylactic; defensive, defending, shielding, sheltering, screening, protecting, guarding, safeguarding; conservatory, conservative, conserving, preservative, pre-servatory, preserving; conservational, conservationist; custodial, ministrant, ministering; guardian, tutelar, tutelary; fostering, nurturing, cherishing; watchful, heedful, mindful, vigilant; possessive, jealous, smothering, overbearing.
protector, n. defender, champion, paladin, knight in shining armor; tower or pillar of strength, rock, rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar; guardian, patron, benefactor, benefactress, patron saint; familiar spirit, guardian angel, fairy godmother; advocate, apologist, vindicator; keeper, safekeeper, steward, custodian, caretaker, warden, warder, protectress; Law. guardian ad litem, Law. next friend, Law. prochain ami; gamekeeper, gamewarden, ranger; escort, chaperon, governess, duenna; guard, bodyguard.
protest, n. 1. objection, exception, disagreement; demur, demurral, scruple, qualm, compunction; challenge; negation, denial, disclaimer; complaint, grievance, Inf. beef, Inf. kick, Sl. squawk, Sl. bitch, peeve, Inf. pet peeve, Inf. gripe, Inf grouse.
2. demonstration, public demonstration, Inf. demo, rally, march, sit-in; walkout, strike, shutdown, closedown, slowdown; boycott.
-v. 3. remonstrate, expostulate, plead, argue; demur, scruple, have qualms or scruples, boggle.
4. object to, say no to, dissent, oppose, take issue, take exception, beg to differ; mind, balk at, draw the line at, make one's stand against, stand and be counted against, vote against; complain, put up a fight, not take lying down, fuss, make a fuss over, Inf. kick up a fuss, Inf. kick, Inf. beef, Inf. raise hell, Inf. cry bloody murder, Sl. bitch, Sl. squawk; inveigh, censure, denounce; disapprove, disfavor, view with disfavor, frown at or upon, not think much of, not take kindly to, Inf. take a dim view of.
5. demonstrate, sit in, march, rally; boycott; strike, picket.
6. assert, asseverate, aver, avow, avouch, attest, affirm, assure; declare, announce, annunciate, pronounce, enounce, have one's say, speak one's mind or piece; profess, obtest; maintain, contend, argue, insist.
protestation, n. 1. remonstrance, remonstration, expostulation; compunction; objection, dissent, disagreement, nonconcurrence, nonobservance, noncompliance, nonconformance; assertion, asseveration, averment, avowal, avouchment, attestation, affirmation.
2. oath, solemn oath, vow; word, assurance, pledge, guarantee; declaration, pronouncement, announcement, statement, profession; manifesto, proclamation; position, stand, stance.
3. protest; challenge. See protest (def. 1).
protocol, n. 1. dipolmatic code; social code, rubric, code of behavior, rules of conduct; rules, regulations, formalities; customs, conventions, standards, manners, decorum, etiquette; conventional practice or usage, prevailing form.
2. agreement, contract, compact, pact, covenant, concordat.
prototype, n. 1. original, source, protoplast, Television. pilot; model, pattern, paradigm; mold, cast; precedent, lead.
2. illustration, example, classic example, type, archetype, representative, epitome; sample, instance, case, typical case; standard, norm, criterion, rule, touchstone, measure, barometer, yardstick; mirror, exemplar, paragon, ideal, beau ideal, shining example.