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What is another word for protectively?

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Adverb for intended to protect someone or something
“So in terms of making the country work to be protective against these kinds of things, we have a way to go.”
Adverb for made or done so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation
“One could make a similar argument with respect to cities taking protective measures against bioterrorism.”
Adverb for having or showing a strong wish to protect someone or something
“I guess I was a bit protective of Beth, but she was my cousin and one of my best friends, and I knew Jake and Matt too well to want her to be with either of them.”
Adverb for having the qualities of gentleness, kindness, and care, typically like that of a mother
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Paternalistically or authoritarianly
Adverb for an agent that acts to preserve
Adverb for shielded and protected from harm, damage or danger
Patriotically or preferentially
Adverb for honourable, especially to women
Adverb for excessively protective, wanting to give too much protection (especially to children)
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