protest - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleprotesting
past tenseprotested
past participleprotested
  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.