1. [ verb ] utter words of protest
Related terms: complain declaim dissenter demonstrator
2. [ noun ] a formal and solemn declaration of objection
Synonyms: protestation

"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"

Related terms: objection
3. [ verb ] fight back, also metaphorically
Synonyms: resist dissent

: "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
Synonyms: objection dissent
Related terms: resistance demonstration direct_action walkout boycott
5. [ verb ] affirm or avow formally or solemnly

"The suspect protested his innocence"

Related terms: affirm
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"

Related terms: objection
Similar spelling:   protester