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

Synonyms for protest in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

"there were violent demonstrations against the war"

(... is a kind of protest ) 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: a formal and solemn declaration of objection - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for protest in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 3: the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • he shouted his protests at the umpire
  • a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall

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

Definition 4: utter words of protest - [verb of communication]

(protest is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

(... is a kind of protest ) speak against in an impassioned manner

"he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"

Definition 5: affirm or avow formally or solemnly - [verb of communication]

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

  • The suspect protested his innocence

(protest is a kind of ...) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

"Before God I swear I am innocent"

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

  • dissent to the laws of the country

Synonyms for protest in the sense of this definition

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

"The board opposed his motion"

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

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

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