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The synonyms of “Protest” are: dissent, objection, protestation, exception, complaint, disapproval, disagreement, opposition, challenge, demurral, remonstration, expostulation, fuss, outcry, demonstration, march, protest march, peace camp, rally, sit-in, human chain, occupation, write-in, resist, express opposition, raise objections, object, make a protest, take issue, make a stand, take a stand, put up a fight, kick, take exception, complain, express disapproval, disagree, express disagreement, demur, remonstrate, expostulate, make a fuss, demonstrate, hold a rally, sit in, form a human chain, occupy somewhere, sleep in, stage a dirty protest, refuse to cooperate, insist on, claim, maintain, declare, announce, profess, proclaim, assert, affirm, argue, vow, avow, aver, pledge, swear, swear to, testify to
Protest as a Noun
Definitions of "Protest" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “protest” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval.
- The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent.
- A statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
- An organized public demonstration expressing strong objection to an official policy or course of action.
- A formal and solemn declaration of objection.
- A written declaration, typically by a notary public, that a bill has been presented and payment or acceptance refused.
Synonyms of "Protest" as a noun (23 Words)
|challenge||An objection regarding the eligibility or suitability of a jury member.|
I heard the challenge Who goes there.
|complaint||The plaintiff’s reasons for proceeding in a civil action.|
I have no complaints about the hotel.
|demonstration||A public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature.|
The lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations.
|demurral||(law) a formal objection to an opponent’s pleadings.|
Words of demurral.
|disagreement||The speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing.|
Disagreements between parents and adolescents.
|disapproval||The expression of disapproval.|
Jill replied with a hint of disapproval in her voice.
|dissent||The act of protesting a public often organized manifestation of dissent.|
He was sent off for dissent.
|exception||A deliberate act of omission.|
With the exception of the children everyone was told the news.
|expostulation||The act of expressing earnest opposition or protest.|
|fuss||An excited state of agitation.|
He didn t want to make a fuss.
|human chain||Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage.|
|march||An act or instance of marching.|
He began to hum a funeral march.
|objection||The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent.|
His view is open to objection.
|occupation||The action of living in or using a building or other place.|
A game of cards is a pretty harmless occupation.
|opposition||The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with.|
The invaders encountered stiff opposition.
|outcry||A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.|
The public outcry over the bombing.
|peace camp||Harmonious relations; freedom from disputes.|
|protest march||The act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval.|
|protestation||An emphatic declaration in response to doubt or accusation.|
Her protestations of innocence were in vain.
|rally||A marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness.|
The market staged a late rally.
|remonstration||The act of expressing earnest opposition or protest.|
|sit-in||A form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move.|
|write-in||A vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot.|
Usage Examples of "Protest" as a noun
- The senator rose to register his protest.
- He shouted his protests at the umpire.
- A protest march.
- The British team lodged an official protest.
- A shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall.
- They finished the game under protest to the league president.
- The many protestations did not stay the execution.
- A protest over planned pit closures.
- Two senior scientists resigned in protest.
Protest as a Verb
Definitions of "Protest" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “protest” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Declare (something) firmly and emphatically in response to doubt or accusation.
- Write or obtain a protest in regard to (a bill).
- Utter words of protest.
- Express opposition through action or words.
- Affirm or avow formally or solemnly.
- Express an objection to what someone has said or done.
- Publicly demonstrate strong objection to an official policy or course of action.
Synonyms of "Protest" as a verb (46 Words)
|affirm||To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.|
They affirmed that policies were to be judged by their contribution to social justice.
|announce||Make known make an announcement.|
He announced his retirement from international football.
|argue||Present reasons and arguments.|
I wasn t going to argue with a gun.
|assert||Postulate positively and assertively.|
Women should assert themselves more.
|aver||To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.|
I don t have to do anything it s his problem he averred.
|avow||To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.|
He avowed his change of faith.
|claim||Ask for legally or make a legal claim to as of debts for example.|
I m entitled to be conceited he claimed.
|complain||Express complaints discontent displeasure or unhappiness.|
My mother complains all day.
|declare||Declare to be.|
She was declared incompetent.
|demonstrate||Provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one’s behavior, attitude, or external attributes.|
Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle.
|demur||Put forward a demurrer.|
Normally she would have accepted the challenge but she demurred.
|disagree||(of statements or accounts) be inconsistent or fail to correspond.|
The results disagree with the findings reported so far.
|dissent||Disagree with the doctrine of an established or orthodox Church.|
Dissent to the laws of the country.
|expostulate||Reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion.|
He found Fox expostulating with a young man.
|express disagreement||Obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action.|
|express disapproval||Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.|
|express opposition||Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.|
|form a human chain||Assume a form or shape.|
|hold a rally||Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.|
|insist on||Assert to be true.|
|kick||Kick a leg up.|
The boy kicked the dog.
|maintain||Maintain for use and service.|
He maintained his innocence.
|make a fuss||Eliminate urine.|
|make a protest||Change from one form into another.|
|make a stand||Calculate as being.|
|march||March in protest take part in a demonstration.|
They planned to march on Baton Rouge.
|object||Express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent.|
When asked to drive the truck she objected that she did not have a driver s license.
|occupy somewhere||Assume, as of positions or roles.|
|pledge||Bind or secure by a pledge.|
They pledged to continue the campaign for funding.
|proclaim||Declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles.|
His high intelligent forehead proclaimed a strength of mind that was almost tangible.
|profess||Practice as a profession teach or claim to be knowledgeable about.|
The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades.
|put up a fight||Adapt.|
|raise objections||Pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth.|
|refuse to cooperate||Elude, especially in a baffling way.|
|remonstrate||Censure severely or angrily.|
He turned angrily to remonstrate with Tommy.
|resist||Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something.|
I couldn t resist buying the blouse.
|sit in||Show to a seat; assign a seat for.|
|sleep in||Be able to accommodate for sleeping.|
|stage a dirty protest||Plan, organize, and carry out (an event.|
|swear||To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.|
Maria made me swear I would never tell anyone.
|swear to||Promise solemnly; take an oath.|
|take a stand||Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.|
|take exception||Serve oneself to, or consume regularly.|
|take issue||Receive or obtain regularly.|
|testify to||Give testimony in a court of law.|
|vow||Dedicate to a deity by a vow.|
Never again he vowed.
Usage Examples of "Protest" as a verb
- Before Muriel could protest, he had filled both glasses.
- The suspect protested his innocence.
- The workers were protesting economic measures enacted a week earlier.
- Doctors and patients protested against plans to cut services at the hospital.
- ‘I'm not being coy!’ Lucy protested.
- She has always protested her innocence.
Associations of "Protest" (30 Words)
|chant||The style of music consisting of chants.|
He was whispering something repeating it like a chant or a mantra.
|complain||Express complaints discontent displeasure or unhappiness.|
The plaintiff s lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client.
|demonstration||A practical exhibition and explanation of how something works or is performed.|
There were violent demonstrations against the war.
|demonstrator||Someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer.|
She was appointed demonstrator in botany at Newnham College.
|disloyal||Showing lack of love for your country.|
Disloyal mutterings about his leadership.
|disloyalty||The quality of not being loyal to a person, country, or organization; unfaithfulness.|
An accusation of disloyalty and betrayal.
|disobedience||The failure to obey.|
Disobedience to law is sometimes justified.
|dissenter||A person who dissents from some established policy.|
|firebrand||A piece of burning wood.|
A political firebrand.
|ingratitude||A discreditable lack of gratitude.|
He returned his daughter s care with ingratitude and unkindness.
|instigator||A person who brings about or initiates something.|
Any instigators of violence will be punished.
|insubordination||An insubordinate act.|
He was dismissed for insubordination.
|insurgent||A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions.|
Alleged links with insurgent groups.
|insurrection||A violent uprising against an authority or government.|
The insurrection was savagely put down.
|mutiny||Engage in a mutiny against an authority.|
A mutiny by those manning the weapons could trigger a global war.
|objection||The action of challenging or disagreeing with something.|
His view is open to objection.
|objector||A person who dissents from some established policy.|
Objectors to the housing plans.
|protester||Someone who participates in a public display of group feeling.|
The decision was hailed by protesters against the closure as a triumph.
|radical||Markedly new or introducing radical change.|
A radical overhaul of the existing regulatory framework.
|rebel||Take part in a rebellion renounce a former allegiance.|
The Earl of Pembroke subsequently rebelled against Henry III.
|rebellion||The action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention.|
Each generation must have its own rebellion.
The people revolted when bread prices tripled again.
|revolutionary||A person who advocates or engages in political revolution.|
A revolutionary new drug.
|riot||Take part in a riot disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot.|
Everyone thought she was a riot.
|rising||Coming to maturity.|
The Warsaw rising of 1944.
|seditious||Arousing to action or rebellion.|
The letter was declared seditious.
|socialist||Advocating or following the socialist principles.|
The history of socialist movement.
|treason||The crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the sovereign or government.|
Doubt is the ultimate treason against faith.
The journey is slightly uphill.
|uprising||Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another.|
An armed uprising.