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I should begin by saying I am a word

In the beginning I followed established conventions

After that I decided that was not for me

So I decided to oppose everything that came after me

In the end I decided not to oppose, but to protect

covering, protecting and providing warmth

What word am I?

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So, I'm probably way off, but maybe at least part will spark something with someone else.

Turncoat

I should begin by saying I am a word

Update thanks to suggestion from Reticality. I am a word, one word. Turncoat is one word.

In the beginning I followed established conventions

In the beginning a turncoat is a "good guy"

After that I decided that was not for me

Decided to change sides.

So I decided to oppose everything that came after me

Turning changes direction, possibly opposing?

In the end I decided not to oppose, but to protect

last part of turncoat: "Coat." Coats protect from the elements

covering, protecting and providing warmth

Coats provide warmth, covering, etc.

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe the first line is to establish that you are guessing one word (which "turncoat" is.) $\endgroup$ – user10203 Mar 15 '15 at 21:18
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I'm going to try

EXACT.

I should begin by saying I am a word

This doesn't tell us any more than the tag.

In the beginning I followed established conventions

Take the beginning of the phrase "established conventions": the letter E.

After that I decided that was not for me

After you've done something and then decided it wasn't for you, you're an ex-doer of that thing. So let's add an X to our word.

So I decided to oppose everything that came after me

Not sure about this line. Maybe take the first letters of the words "came after" give CA, which reverse ("oppose") to AC.

In the end I decided not to oppose, but to protect

The "end" of this line is the letter T.

Putting all this together, we get the answer I said at the start ... which also fits the title pretty well.

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How about this word?

non-antitrust

Beginning - following established conventions.

'Non-' is a common convention / structure to signify the opposite of what comes next.

Oppose everything that came after me:

'Anti-x' usually means to oppose 'x' (with apologies to AntiX if necessary).

End: not oppose, to protect, cover, provide warmth

'Trust' has the flavour of all the above.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice. But it isnt muy word. $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 10 '15 at 11:40
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Are you?

person

I should begin by saying I am a word

"person" is a word (sorry for stating the obvious lol)

In the beginning I followed established conventions

the original plural form of "person" was "persons"

After that I decided that was not for me

"people" is commonly the accepted plural form of "person" now, subjectively

So I decided to oppose everything that came after me

persons came after (tried to change the use) of the word(s) "person", "persons", "people"

In the end I decided not to oppose, but to protect covering, protecting and providing warmth

people have all of these capabilities

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