|1.||[ verb ] utter words of protest|
|Related terms:||complain declaim dissenter demonstrator|
|2.||[ noun ] a formal and solemn declaration of objection|
"they finished the game under protest to the league president" "the senator rose to register his protest" "the many protestations did not stay the execution"
|3.||[ verb ] fight back, also metaphorically|
: "His body protested against the harsh training"
|Related terms:||oppose rebel strike rebel march dissenter demonstrator|
|4.||[ noun ] the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent|
|Related terms:||resistance demonstration direct_action walkout boycott|
|5.||[ verb ] affirm or avow formally or solemnly|
"The suspect protested his innocence"
|6.||[ noun ] the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval|
"he shouted his protests at the umpire" "a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall"