- The definition of a protest is a formal objection, such as a document or a meeting.
An example of a protest is a group of people gathering together in a public setting to show that they don't agree with a decision made by a government body.
- To protest is to make clear you object to something, especially if you do so publicly through demonstrations.
- An example of protest is when you deny that you feel the way that a person is accusing you of feeling.
- An example of protest is when you carry signs and picket a workplace to show your disapproval for their bad labor practices.
A group of people hold up protest signs.
protest definition by Webster's New World
- to state positively; affirm solemnly; assert
- ☆ to make objection to; speak strongly against
- to make a written declaration of the nonpayment of (a bill of exchange or a promissory note)
Origin: Middle English protesten ; from Middle French protester ; from Classical Latin protestari ; from pro-, pro- plush testari, to affirm ; from testis, witness: see testify
- to make solemn affirmation
- to express disapproval; object; dissent
- an objection; remonstrance
- a document formally objecting to something
- a written declaration by a notary on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, showing that it has not been honored by the drawer
- a written declaration by the master of a ship attesting to the fact that damages or losses were sustained from unavoidable natural causes, and rejecting any liability of the officers and crew
- a declaration by a payer, esp. of a tax, disputing the legality or the amount of the payment being made
protest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb pro·test·ed, pro·test·ing, pro·tests verb, transitive
- To object to, especially in a formal statement. See Synonyms at object.
- To promise or affirm with earnest solemnity: “He continually protested his profound respect” (Frank Norris).
- Law To declare (a bill) dishonored or refused.
- Archaic To proclaim or make known: “unrough youths that even now/Protest their first of manhood” (Shakespeare).
- To express strong objection.
- To make an earnest avowal or affirmation.
- A formal declaration of disapproval or objection issued by a concerned person, group, or organization.
- An individual or collective gesture or display of disapproval.
- Law a. A formal statement drawn up by a notary for a creditor declaring that the debtor has refused to accept or honor a bill.b. A formal declaration made by a taxpayer stating that the tax demanded is illegal or excessive and reserving the right to contest it.
Origin: Middle English protesten, from Old French protester, from Latin prōtestārī : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + testārī, to testify (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).
- proˈtestˌer noun
- pro·testˈing·ly adverb
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