Protest meaning

prə-tĕst, prō-, prōtĕst
A public demonstration or organized effort to show disapproval about something, especially a governmental policy or practice.
noun
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To make objection to; speak strongly against.
verb
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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.

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To state positively; affirm solemnly; assert.
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A formal declaration of disapproval or objection issued by a concerned person, group, or organization.
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To express disapproval; object; dissent.
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To promise or affirm earnestly, as after being doubted.
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A formal objection to something that is, will be, or has been done.
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The act or an instance of objecting; remonstrance.

Eric resigned in protest.

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A document formally objecting to something.
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(chiefly North America) To object to.

They protested the demolition of the school.

verb
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To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
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A formal objection, especially one by a group.

They lodged a protest with the authorities.

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We held a protest in front of City Hall.

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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.

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(law) To declare an objection and reservation of rights of (a claim being made) while taking an action that would otherwise imply consent or agreement.
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(law) A declaration of objection and reservation of rights, made when action would otherwise imply consent or agreement.

Payment under protest.

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To make a written declaration of the nonpayment of (a bill of exchange or a promissory note)
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To make solemn affirmation.
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Of or having to do with dissent, esp. political dissent.

A protest movement, a protest vote cast to show dissatisfaction with the party's front-runner.

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(intransitive) To make a strong objection.

How dare you, I protest!

The public took to the streets to protest over the planned change to the law.

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To affirm (something).

I protest my innocence.

I do protest and declare...

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(archaic) To proclaim or make known.
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To make an earnest avowal or affirmation.
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under protest
  • while expressing one's objections; unwillingly
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of protest

  • Middle English protesten from Old French protester from Latin prōtestārī prō- forth pro–1 testārī to testify (from testis witness trei- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English verb protesten, from Old French protester, from Latin prōtestārī, present active infinitive of prōtestor, from prō + testor, from testis (“witness”).

    From Wiktionary