protest

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From Middle English verb protesten, from Old French protester, from Latin prōtestārī, present active infinitive of prōtestor, from prō + testor, from testis (witness).

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protest (third-person singular simple present protests, present participle protesting, simple past and past participle protested)

  1. (intransitive) To make a strong objection.
    How dare you, I protest!
    The public took to the streets to protest over the planned change to the law.
    • 2009, Wikipedia: Cuba:
      U.S. and European protested against Spanish conduct in Cuba.
  2. (transitive) To affirm (something).
    I protest my innocence.
    I do protest and declare...
  3. (transitive, chiefly North America) To object to.
    They protested the demolition of the school.
  4. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
    • Milton
      Fiercely [they] opposed / My journey strange, with clamorous uproar / Protesting fate supreme.

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protest (plural protests)

  1. A formal objection, especially one by a group.
    They lodged a protest with the authorities.
  2. A collective gesture of disapproval: a demonstration.
    We held a protest in front of City Hall.

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protest m

  1. protest

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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  • IPA(key): /prǒtest/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧test

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pròtest m (Cyrillic spelling про̀тест)

  1. protest

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protest c

  1. protest

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Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 20:08