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protest

pro·test

protest

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pro test
definition 1: a statement or other expression of objection or dissent.
No one was happy with the new guidelines but there were few protests from the workers.
synonyms:
demurrer, dissent, objection, remonstrance, resistance
antonyms:
acquiescence, approval
similar words:
challenge, demur, dissidence, exception
definition 2: a gesture or formal action by a person or esp. a group as a public display of objection or dissent.
A citizens group mounted a protest against the establishment of a nuclear power plant in the area.
synonyms:
demonstration, rally, walkout
similar words:
boycott, demurrer, picket, sit-in, slowdown, strike
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: pr test
inflections: protested, protesting, protests
definition 1: to express objection or dissent, esp. in a deliberate or formal way.
The students protested against the rising cost of tuition.
synonyms:
argue, demur, dissent, object, oppose, remonstrate, resist, take exception
antonyms:
acquiesce, agree
similar words:
contend, contradict, debate, differ, disagree, dispute
definition 2: to make an earnest or firm declaration.
synonyms:
declare, insist
similar words:
argue, debate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pr test
definition 1: to express objection to or dissent against, esp. in a deliberate or formal way.
Thousands of citizens protested the Vietnam war during the 1960s.
synonyms:
argue, controvert, debate
antonyms:
assent
similar words:
contradict, contravene, object, remonstrate
definition 2: to say in disapproval or objection.
She protested that she had done nothing wrong.
synonyms:
contradict, contravene, debate, remonstrate
similar words:
disapprove, object
definition 3: to earnestly declare or affirm.
He protested his innocence.
synonyms:
affirm, assert, asseverate, aver, contend, declare, maintain, state
similar words:
allege, argue, insist
derivations: protestingly (adv.), protester (n.)
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  • protester:
    a person who protests.
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