a formal and solemn declaration of objection
"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"
protest, objection, dissent(noun)
the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
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
protest, resist, dissent(verb)
express opposition through action or words
"dissent to the laws of the country"
affirm or avow formally or solemnly
"The suspect protested his innocence"
A formal objection, especially one by a group.
They lodged a protest with the authorities.
A collective gesture of disapproval: a demonstration.
We held a protest in front of City Hall.
To make a strong objection.
To affirm (something).
To object to.
They protested the demolition of the school.
Origin: From verb protesten, from protester, from protestari, present active infinitive of protestor, from pro + testor, from testis.
to affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow
to make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest against your votes
to make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty
to call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to
a solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal objection against some act; especially, a formal and solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the proceedings of a legislative body; as, the protest of lords in Parliament
a solemn declaration in writing, in due form, made by a notary public, usually under his notarial seal, on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting against all parties liable for any loss or damage by the nonacceptance or nonpayment of the bill, or by the nonpayment of the note, as the case may be
a declaration made by the master of a vessel before a notary, consul, or other authorized officer, upon his arrival in port after a disaster, stating the particulars of it, and showing that any damage or loss sustained was not owing to the fault of the vessel, her officers or crew, but to the perils of the sea, etc., ads the case may be, and protesting against them
a declaration made by a party, before or while paying a tax, duty, or the like, demanded of him, which he deems illegal, denying the justice of the demand, and asserting his rights and claims, in order to show that the payment was not voluntary
Origin: [Cf. F. prott, It. protesto. See Protest, v.]
A protest is an expression of objection, by words or by actions, to particular events, policies or situations. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Protesters may organize a protest as a way of publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or they may undertake direct action in an attempt to directly enact desired changes themselves. Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful campaign to achieve a particular objective, and involve the use of pressure as well as persuasion, they go beyond mere protest and may be better described as cases of civil resistance or nonviolent resistance. Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy, economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. When such restrictions occur, protests may assume the form of open civil disobedience, more subtle forms of resistance against the restrictions, or may spill over into other areas such as culture and emigration. A protest can itself sometimes be the subject of a counter-protest. In such a case, counter-protesters demonstrate their support for the person, policy, action, etc. that is the subject of the original protest.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-test′, v.i. to bear witness before others: to declare openly: to give a solemn declaration of opinion (against).—v.t. to make a solemn declaration of: to note, as a bill of exchange, on account of non-acceptance or non-payment: (rare) to call as a witness: (obs.) to publish, make known: (Shak.) to vow.—n. Prō′test, a solemn or formal declaration, esp. in writing, expressing dissent: the noting by a notary-public of an unpaid or unaccepted bill: a written declaration, usually by the master of a ship, stating the circumstances attending loss or injury of ship or cargo, &c.—adj. Prot′estant, protesting: pertaining to the faith of those who protest against the errors of the Church of Rome.—n. one of those who, in 1529, protested against an edict of Charles V. and the Diet of Spires denouncing the Reformation: a member of one of those churches founded by the Reformers: one who protests.—v.t. Prot′estantise.—ns. Prot′estantism, the Protestant religion: state of being a Protestant; Protestā′tion, an act of protesting: a solemn declaration: a declaration of dissent: a declaration in pleading; Prot′estātor; Protest′er.—adv. Protest′ingly. [Fr.,—L. protestāri, -ātus, to bear witness in public—pro, before, testāri—testis, a witness.]
The act and process of a group of people who assemble together or sign a petition to express their collective opinion in response to a form of local, regional, national or international government policy, law or legislation where it effects the rule of law, the universal declaration of human rights, equal opportunities, justice, truth, liberty, freedom or human rights law or legislation.
It is a fundamental human right for citizens of a country to have the right in a democracy to protest their opinion.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'protest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3449
Rank popularity for the word 'protest' in Nouns Frequency: #1117
Rank popularity for the word 'protest' in Verbs Frequency: #626
The numerical value of protest in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of protest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
I feel that people in general, no matter what the race is, should come together as one united family, i want everyone to protest the right way. Protest in peace. ... No violence, whatsoever.
Our protest is against the ECB, as a member of the troika, that, despite the fact that it is not democratically elected, hinders the work of the Greek government. We want the austerity politics to end, we want a loud but peaceful protest.
High-tech mining will mean fewer job opportunities for labourers and no job guarantee for existing employees, we strongly protest this, and have already taken up the issue with the government. They will not dare do anything if there is a strong protest.
Our protest is going on peacefully today on Thursday. Our community workers inside the tank farm have joined the protest as we speak, nobody is going in and out of the facility since we've started but Chevron has airlifted their senior staff from there.
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Translations for protest
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- احتجاج, اعترضArabic
- protesta, protestarCatalan, Valencian
- protest, protestovatCzech
- Protest, demonstrieren, Demonstration, [[Einwände]] [[äußern]], [[Einspruch]] [[erheben]], protestierenGerman
- διαμαρτύρομαι, διαμαρτυρίαGreek
- protesto, protestiEsperanto
- protestar, protestaSpanish
- protestoida, vakuuttaa, mielenosoitus, vastalause, vastustaa, protestiFinnish
- protester, manifestation, protestationFrench
- tiltakozik, tiltakozás, megerősít, kijelent, hangoztatHungarian
- protestare, protestaItalian
- プロテスト, 抗議Japanese
- mautohetanga, mautoheMāori
- manifestatie, protest, protesteren, protestactieDutch
- protestar, protestoPortuguese
- протест, протестовать, уверять, [[клятвенный, [[торжественныйRussian
- протест, protestirati, протестовати, prosvjedovati, protestovati, prosvedovatiSerbo-Croatian
- protestirati, protest, ugovarjati, ugovorSlovene
- protest, försäkra, inlägga, gensaga, bedyra, protesteraSwedish
- నిరసన ప్రదర్శన, నిరసన, నిరసించుTelugu
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