|1.||[ noun ] a difference of opinion|
|Related terms:||disagreement disagree|
|2.||[ noun ] (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority|
"he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
|Related terms:||objection law|
|3.||[ verb ] withhold assent|
"Several Republicans dissented"
|Related terms:||assent disagree|
|4.||[ verb ] fight back, also metaphorically|
: "His body protested against the harsh training"
|Related terms:||oppose rebel strike rebel march protest dissenter demonstrator|
|5.||[ verb ] be of different opinions|
|Synonyms:||disagree take_issue differ|
"I beg to differ!" "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
|Related terms:||agree contradict clash dispute disagreement dissenter|
|6.||[ noun ] the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent|
|Related terms:||resistance demonstration direct_action walkout boycott protest|