Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Difference between protect and prevent


Protect means to keep someone or something safe from bad things.
It means to take care of.
It means to guard from harm.

Prevent means to stop something from happening.
It also means to keep from happening or continuing.

You should wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunlight. 
Wearing sunglasses can help prevent eye problems.

I want a sunscreen that protects me from getting darker.
I want to use sunscreen to prevent direct sunrays falling on me.  

It is very difficult to prevent earthquake from happening.
Take safety measures to protect you from earthquakes.

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