Endangered vs Protected - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between endangered and protected

is that endangered is in danger, at risk, said of something where there is a strong possibility something bad will happen to it (for example, a species in danger of going extinct) while protected is defended.

As verbs the difference between endangered and protected

is that endangered is (endanger) while protected is (protect).

endangered

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • in danger, at risk, said of something where there is a strong possibility something bad will happen to it (for example, a species in danger of going extinct)
  • * 1825, Sir Walter Scott, The Betrothed
  • I have but done my devoir, lady, as a good knight, in defence of an endangered maiden...

    Derived terms

    * endangered species

    Verb

    (head)
  • (endanger)
  • protected

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • defended.
  • Having the protected access modifier, indicating that a program element is accessible to subclasses but not to the program in general.
  • Antonyms

    * unprotected

    Derived terms

    * protected sex

    Verb

    (head)
  • (protect)
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