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Verb: protest  'prow,test
  1. Utter words of protest
     
  2. Express opposition through action or words
    - resist, dissent
     
  3. Affirm or avow formally or solemnly
    "The suspect protested his innocence"
Noun: protest  'prow,test
  1. A formal and solemn declaration of objection
    "they finished the game under protest to the league president"; "the senator rose to register his protest";
    - protestation
     
  2. The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    - objection, dissent
     
  3. 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"

Derived forms: protested, protests, protesting

Type of: affirm, assert, aver, avow, complain, contradict, controvert, kick, kvetch [N. Amer], moan, objection, oppose, plain [archaic], quetch, resistance, sound off, swan, swear, verify

Encyclopedia: Protest