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English definition of “dissent”

dissent

verb [I]     /dɪˈsent/ formal
to disagree with other people about something: Anyone wishing to dissent from the motion should now raise their hand.Arguing and disagreeing dissenting     /-ˈsen.tɪŋ/ US  /-ˈsen.t̬ɪŋ/ adjective formal There was only one dissenting voice (= one person who disagreed).Arguing and disagreeing
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