To protest is to make clear you object to something, especially if you do so publicly through demonstrations.(verb)
The definition of a protest is a formal objection, such as a document or a meeting.(noun)
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.
See protest in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME protesten < MFr protester < L protestari < pro-, pro- + testari, to affirm < testis, witness: see testify
See protest in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb pro·test·ed, pro·test·ing, pro·tests verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English protesten
Origin: , from Old French protester
Origin: , from Latin prōtestārī
Origin: : prō-, forth; see pro-1
Origin: + testārī, to testify (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).
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