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Definition 1: the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dissent in the sense of this definition

(dissent is a kind of ...) group action in opposition to those in power

(... is a kind of dissent ) a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies

(... is a kind of dissent ) a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands

(... is a kind of dissent ) a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)

"there were violent demonstrations against the war"

(... is a kind of dissent ) the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest

"there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak"

Definition 2: (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where dissent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion

(dissent is a kind of ...) the speech act of objecting

(dissent belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: a difference of opinion - [noun denoting communication]

(dissent is a kind of ...) the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing

Definition 4: withhold assent - [verb of communication]

Samples where dissent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Several Republicans dissented

(dissent is a kind of ...) be of different opinions

"I beg to differ!" "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

Definition 5: be of different opinions - [verb of communication]

Samples where dissent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I beg to differ!
  • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

Synonyms for dissent in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of dissent ) withhold assent

"Several Republicans dissented"

(... is a kind of dissent ) disagree violently

"We clashed over the new farm policies"

(... is a kind of dissent ) deny the truth of

Samples where dissent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dissent to the laws of the country

Synonyms for dissent in the sense of this definition

(dissent is a kind of ...) be resistant to

"The board opposed his motion"

(... is a kind of dissent ) stop work in order to press demands

"The auto workers are striking for higher wages" "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"

(... is a kind of dissent ) march in protest; take part in a demonstration

"Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"

(... is a kind of dissent ) take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

(... is a kind of dissent ) break with established customs

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