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1. dissent [ n ] a difference of opinion

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

When the crowd was asked whether it wanted to wait one more term to make the race , it voted no - and there were no dissents .

Synonyms dissent Related Terms disagreement disagree

2. dissent [ n ] (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
Examples: "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"

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(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Without dissent , senators passed a bill by Sen._A._R._Schwartz of Galveston authorizing establishment in the future of a school for the mentally_retarded in the Gulf_Coast district .

Synonyms dissent Related Terms objection law

3. dissent [ v ] withhold assent
Examples: "Several Republicans dissented"

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(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)

I dissent .

Synonyms dissent Related Terms assent disagree

4. dissent [ v ] fight back, also metaphorically
Examples: : "His body protested against the harsh training"

Synonyms protest resist dissent Related Terms oppose rebel strike rebel march protest dissenter demonstrator

5. dissent [ v ] be of different opinions
Examples: "I beg to differ!" "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

Synonyms disagree differ take_issue dissent Related Terms agree contradict clash dispute disagreement dissenter

6. dissent [ n ] the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

Synonyms protest objection dissent Related Terms resistance demonstration direct_action walkout boycott protest

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