See also: Protest
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊ.tɛst/
- (US) enPR: prōʹtĕst, IPA(key): /ˈpɹoʊ.tɛst/
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- Hyphenation: pro‧test
- (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.
- 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828:
- As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
- 2009, Cuba:
- U.S. and European protested against Spanish conduct in Cuba.
- (transitive) To affirm (something).
- I protest my innocence.
- I do protest and declare …
- (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
- I will protest your cowardice.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
- Our youth, now, emboldened with his success, resolved to push the matter farther, and ventured even to beg her recommendation of him to her father's service; protesting that he thought him one of the honestest fellows in the country, and extremely well qualified for the place of a gamekeeper, which luckily then happened to be vacant.
- 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, Ch.8
- She flashed a smile at me, and, protesting an engagement with her dentist, jauntily walked on.
- (transitive, chiefly Canada, US) To object to.
- They protested the demolition of the school.
- To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
- (law, transitive) to make a solemn written declaration, in due form, on behalf of the holder, against all parties liable for any loss or damage to be sustained by non-acceptance or non-payment of (a bill or note). This should be made by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to affix.
to make a strong objection
mostly US: to object to
protest (plural protests)
- A formal objection, especially one by a group.
- They lodged a protest with the authorities.
- A collective gesture of disapproval: a demonstration.
- 2013 August 10, “http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21583277-worlds-biggest-polluter-going-green-it-needs-speed-up-transition-can-china Can China clean up fast enough?]”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- All this has led to an explosion of protest across China, including among a middle class that has discovered nimbyism.
- We held a protest in front of City Hall.
collective gesture of disapproval: demonstration
translations to be checked
- protest in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- protest in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
- a protest
- “protest” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- a protest
- “protest” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
protest m inan
declension of protest
- protest in Polish dictionaries at PWN
pròtest m (Cyrillic spelling про̀тест)
Declension of protest