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protest Show phonetics|
1 [C or U] a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval or opposition:
Protests have been made/registered by many people who would be affected by the proposed changes.
A formal protest was made by the German team about their disqualification from the relay final.
Conservation groups have united in protest against the planned new road.
2 [C] an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc:
a public protest against the war
a peaceful/violent protest
protest Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
1 to show that you disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc:
A big crowd of demonstrators were protesting against cuts in health spending.
US Outside, a group of students were protesting research cuts.
2 to say something forcefully or complain about something:
A lot of people protested about the new working hours.
They protested bitterly to their employers, but to no avail.
[+ that] A young girl was crying, protesting that she didn't want to leave her mother.
All through the trial he protested his innocence (= strongly said he was not guilty).
protester, protestor Show phonetics
someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc.