Definitions for protest
ˈproʊ tɛst; prəˈtɛst, ˈproʊ tɛstprotest
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word protest.
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, dissentnoun
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, dissentverb
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.
Etymology: From verb protesten, from protester, from protestari, present active infinitive of protestor, from pro + testor, from testis.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A solemn declaration of opinion against something.
Etymology: from the verb.
Many unsought youths, that even now
Protest their first of manhood. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Fiercely they oppos’d
My journey strange, with clamorous uproar,
Protesting fate supreme. John Milton.
To give a solemn declaration of opinion or resolution.
Etymology: protestor, Lat. protester, Fr.
Here’s the twin brother of thy letter; but let thine inherit first, for, I protest, mine never shall. William Shakespeare.
The peaking cornuto comes in the instant, after we had protested and spoke the prologue of our comedy. William Shakespeare.
I have long lov’d her; and I protest to you, bestowed much on her; followed her with a doating observance. William Shakespeare.
He protests against your votes, and swears
He’ll not be try’d by any but his peers. John Denham.
The conscience has power to disapprove and to protest against the exorbitances of the passions. South.
A protest (also called a demonstration, remonstration or remonstrance or a maree richo) is a public expression of objection, disapproval or dissent towards an idea or action, typically a political one. Protests can be thought of as acts of cooperation in which numerous people cooperate by attending, and share the potential costs and risks of doing so. 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 enact desired changes themselves. Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful nonviolent 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 a type of protest called civil resistance or nonviolent resistance.Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy (such as the requirement of protest permits), economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. One state reaction to protests is the use of riot police. Observers have noted an increased militarization of protest policing in many countries, with police deploying armored vehicles and snipers against protesters. 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 itself may at times be the subject of a counter-protest. In such cases, counter-protesters demonstrate their support for the person, policy, action, etc. that is the subject of the original protest. Protesters and counter-protesters can sometimes violently clash. One study found that non-violent activism during the civil rights movement in the United States tended to produce favorable media coverage and changes in public opinion focusing on the issues organizers were raising, but violent protests tended to generate unfavorable media coverage that generated public desire to restore law and order.
A protest is a public demonstration or action expressing disapproval, objection, or dissent, often against government policies, social injustices, or other perceived grievances or wrongs. It can take various forms such as marches, sit-ins, rallies, strikes, or even online campaigns, with the goal of drawing attention to the issue and advocating for change.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A formal declaration drawn up in writing, and attested before a notary-public, a justice of the peace, or a consul in foreign parts, by the master of a merchant-ship, his mate, and a part of the ship's crew, after the expiration of a voyage in which the ship has suffered in her hull, rigging, or cargo, to show that such damage did not happen through neglect or misconduct on their part.
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
The protest of farmers has proven one thing that it is easier to fool city dwellers than villagers through media created lies and rumor because farmers in protest do not wear masks even after staying in lakh gatherings but city dwellers still wear it.
The protest of farmers has proven one thing that it is easier to fool city dwellers than villagers through media created lies and rumor because farmers in protest do not wear masks even after staying in lakh gatherings but city dwellers wear it.
Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joined the ceremony to honor Underwood and to deliver an American flag to his family. Gov. Gavin Newsom sent an officer of the California Highway Patrol who presented the family with a California flag. In a separate video tribute, Wolf condemned the senseless cowardly violence that took Underwoods life. Officer Underwood gave his life protecting us and we owe him and his family and colleagues a debt of gratitude we will never be able to fully repay, said Wolf. George Phillips, childhood friend of slain Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, speaks during a memorial service for Underwood on Friday, June 19, 2020, in Pinole, Calif. Underwood was fatally shot as he was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., amid protests on May 29. (Associated Press) Underwood died from gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting the night of May 29 as a protest in downtown Oakland that began peacefully sank into chaos. Underwood and a colleague were working that night as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Protective Service. Federal authorities say the shooter used the protest as cover for the crime. Authorities say that Underwood was targeted because he wore a uniform. Last week, the FBI announced murder charges against Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carrillo. Authorities say Carrillo used the same homemade AR-15-style rifle eight days later to kill a Santa Cruz deputy in a hail of gunfire that wounded four other officers. Carrillo faces separate state charges for the June 6 fatal shooting of Santa Cruz County sheriffs Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller. Authorities allege that Carrillo, 32, had ties to the far-right, anti-government boogaloo movement and had hatched a plan to target federal law enforcement officials during the Oakland protest. Colleagues described Underwood as hard-working, highly respected and conscientious. Friends and family talked of his hearty laugh, his personal style he was a sharp dresser and his giving heart. When he stopped playing baseball as an adult, he donated to local youth organizations, so he could help kids find joy in the sport he loved. Underwood was the kind of guy you went to for advice, his older sister said. Hed always say, Angie, believe in yourself. Work hard, and ask for what you want, which is exactly what our mom and dad would have said.
We understand the need to protest and the want to speak up by protest, but request that you not protest within the community, this only hurts the overwhelmingly good citizens of this small neighborhood.
Everyone has the right to protest. And I think the governor overreached in a lot of ways. And that upset a lot of people in the state of Michigan, but when we protest, we have to do it in a way that is appropriate. I totally denounce and condemn Nazi symbols that were used in some of the protests. I think it's a terrible idea to come into the capitol with weapons, bearing weapons, knowing that it might be perceived as some form of intimidation toward legislators. So, I denounce those things. But everyone has the right to protest.
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- احتجاج, اعترضArabic
- protesta, protestarCatalan, Valencian
- protestovat, protestCzech
- Demonstration, [[Einspruch]] [[erheben]], demonstrieren, Protest, [[Einwände]] [[äußern]], protestierenGerman
- διαμαρτύρομαι, διαμαρτυρίαGreek
- protesti, protestoEsperanto
- protesta, protestarSpanish
- vakuuttaa, mielenosoitus, vastalause, vastustaa, protesti, protestoidaFinnish
- manifestation, protestation, protesterFrench
- hangoztat, tiltakozik, kijelent, tiltakozás, megerősítHungarian
- protesta, protestareItalian
- プロテスト, 抗議Japanese
- mautohetanga, mautoheMāori
- protestactie, protesteren, manifestatie, protestDutch
- protesto, protestarPortuguese
- протест, протестовать, [[торжественный, [[клятвенный, уверятьRussian
- protestovati, prosvedovati, протест, protestirati, prosvjedovati, протестоватиSerbo-Croatian
- ugovarjati, protest, ugovor, protestiratiSlovene
- protestera, försäkra, inlägga, gensaga, protest, bedyraSwedish
- నిరసన ప్రదర్శన, నిరసించు, నిరసనTelugu
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