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verb protest pronunciation in British English /prəˈtest/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprotest
he/she/itprotests
present participleprotesting
past tenseprotested
past participleprotested

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to disagree strongly with something, often by making a formal statement or taking action in public
    protest against: Workers are protesting against high unemployment and inflation.
    protest at/about/over: Prisoners began a hunger strike to protest at their conditions.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to try to make other people believe that something is true
    To this day she still protests her innocence.
    protest that: He protested that he had no knowledge of their criminal activities.

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