HyperDic: protest

English > 6 senses of the word protest:
NOUNcommunicationprotest, protestationa formal and solemn declaration of objection
actprotest, objection, dissentthe act of protesting
communicationprotestthe act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
VERBcommunicationprotestutter words / words of protest
socialprotest, resist, dissentexpress opposition through action or words / words
communicationprotestaffirm or avow formally or solemnly
protest > pronunciation
Soundsprahteh'st; prow'teh.st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > protest: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA formal and solemn declaration of objection.
Examples
  • "they finished the game under protest to the league president"
  • "the senator rose to register his protest"
  • "the many protestations did not stay the execution"
Synonymprotestation
BroaderobjectionThe speech act of objecting
Spanishprotesta, reclamo
Catalanprotesta
Verbsprotestutter words / words of protest
protestaffirm or avow formally or solemnly
English > protest: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent.
Synonymsobjection, dissent
NarrowerboycottA group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
demonstration, manifestationA public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
direct actionA protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
walkoutThe act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
Broaderresistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
Spanishdisensión, objeción, protesta
Catalandissentiment, objecció, protesta
Verbsprotestexpress opposition through action or words / words
English > protest: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval.
Examples
  • "he shouted his protests at the umpire"
  • "a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall"
BroaderobjectionThe speech act of objecting
Spanishprotesta
Catalanprotesta
Verbsprotestutter words / words of protest
English > protest: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter words / words of protest.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Narrowerdeclaim, inveighspeak against in an impassioned manner
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishprotestar
Catalanprotestar
Adjectivesprotestantprotesting
Nounsprotesta formal and solemn declaration of objection
protestthe act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
protestationa strong declaration of protest
protestersomeone who participates in a public display of group feeling
protestera person who dissents from some established policy
English > protest: 6 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningExpress opposition through action or words / words.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsresist, dissent
Entailed bydefect, desertdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
Narrowerdemonstrate, marchmarch in protest
rebel, arise, rise, rise uptake part in a rebellion
rebel, renegadebreak with established customs / customs
strike, walk outstop work in order to press demands
Broaderoppose, controvert, contradictBe resistant to
Spanishdiscrepar, disentir, oponerse, protestar, resistirse
Catalandiscrepar, oposar-se, protestar, resistir-se
Adjectivesprotestantprotesting
Nounsprotestthe act of protesting
protestersomeone who participates in a public display of group feeling
protestera person who dissents from some established policy
English > protest: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningaffirm or avow formally or solemnly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"The suspect protested his innocence"
Broaderaffirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swearTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Spanishprotestar
Nounsprotest, protestationa formal and solemn declaration of objection

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