Protest - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈproʊtest|  American pronunciation of the word protest
Brit.  |ˈprəʊtest|  British pronunciation of the word protest
- a formal and solemn declaration of objection (syn: protestation)
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
- the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent (syn: dissent, objection)
- the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
he shouted his protests at the umpire
a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall
- utter words of protest
- express opposition through action or words (syn: dissent, resist)
- affirm or avow formally or solemnly
The suspect protested his innocence


He heard protests from the crowd.

She told him to go to bed despite his protests that he wasn't tired.

There were cries of protest when the verdict was announced.

The suspect surrendered his gun without protest.

She was so upset by their decision that she resigned in protest.

The students launched a protest against the tuition increase.

The victim's family protested at the judge's sentence.

There is no use protesting. I will not change my mind.

The coach protested the referee's call.

The decision was protested by dozens of people.

Students protested at the civil rights rally.

They were protesting against the death penalty.

Peace activists protested the war.

She protested that the law was unfair.

“But I'm innocent!” he protested.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: protest
he/she/it: protests
present participle: protesting
past tense: protested
past participle: protested
singular: protest
plural: protests
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