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dissent

dis·sent

dissent

 
pronunciation:
dih sent
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: dissented, dissenting, dissents
definition: to disagree with an opinion or belief held by many others.
Six of the judges agreed she should win the contest, and two dissented.
synonyms:
object
antonyms:
agree, assent, concur
similar words:
conflict, differ, disagree, oppose, protest
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a difference of opinion; disagreement.
There is dissent in the community over how late the nightclub should be allowed to stay open.
synonyms:
objection
antonyms:
agreement, assent
similar words:
challenge, dispute, petition, protest
derivation: dissentingly (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word descent (the act of going down)? Dissent and descent sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word dissent contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
sens, sent Latin root that means to feel, to perceive