protest
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from protester Date: 15th century 1. a solemn declaration of opinion and usually of dissent: as a. a sworn declaration that payment of a note or bill has been refused and that all responsible signers or debtors are liable for resulting loss or damage b. a declaration made especially before or while paying that a tax is illegal and that payment is not voluntary 2. the act of objecting or a gesture of disapproval <
resigned in protest
>
; especially a usually organized public demonstration of disapproval 3. a complaint, objection, or display of unwillingness usually to an idea or a course of action <
went under protest
>
4. an objection made to an official or a governing body of a sport II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French protester, from Latin protestari, from pro- forth + testari to call to witness — more at pro-, testament Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to make solemn declaration or affirmation of <
protest my innocence
>
2. to execute or have executed a formal protest against (as a bill or note) 3. to make a statement or gesture in objection to <
protested the abuses of human rights
>
intransitive verb 1. to make a protestation 2. to make or enter a protest Synonyms: see assertprotester or protestor noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(solemnly), , , , , , , , , (solemnly), , , , (made in a formal manner against something)


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