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protest

pro·test

protest

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pro test
definition: an objection or complaint.
The teacher ignored his protests about having too much homework.
synonyms:
dissent, objection, resistance
antonyms:
approval
similar words:
challenge, exception
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: pr test
inflections: protested, protesting, protests
definition 1: to make a protest; object to.
Many people protested against the plan to pave over the ball fields.
synonyms:
argue, dissent, object
antonyms:
agree
similar words:
contend, contradict, debate, differ, disagree, dispute
definition 2: to express objection to or disagreement with, in a planned, organized way.
Thousands of citizens protested the Vietnam war during the 1960s.
antonyms:
assent
similar words:
contradict, object
derivations: protestingly (adv.), protester (n.)
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  • protester:
    a person who protests.
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