Greetings. I'd like to compare "protect" and "safeguard". For this purpose I prepared some examples.
(1a) Sunscreen helps to protect against sunburn.
(2a) The insurance does not protect against damage caused by earthquakes.
(1b) Sunscreen helps to safeguard against sunburn.
(2b) The insurance does not safeguard against damage caused by earthquakes.
Are (1b) & (2b) correct? Thanks.
loviiiAre (1b) & (2b) correct?
Yes. The meanings are the same.
'protect against' is used much more often than 'safeguard against'.
The verb 'safeguard' is a higher register word than the verb 'protect'.