protest - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a strong complaint or disagreement
    protest at/against:

    The organization has made a formal protest against the nuclear testing.

    in protest:

    She resigned in protest against the company’s unfair policies.

    without protest:

    He left the building without protest after the police arrived.

    raise/provoke a storm of protest:

    The decision raised a storm of protest among farmers and agricultural workers.

  2. 2
    [countable] something such as a meeting or public statement by people who strongly disagree with a policy, law etc

    peaceful protests against the war

    Students will hold a protest this weekend outside Parliament.