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protest

noun uk   /ˈprəʊ.test/ us    /proʊˈtest/
[C or U] a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition: Protests have been made/registered by many people who would be affected by the proposed changes. A formal protest was made by the German team about their disqualification from the relay final. Conservation groups have united in protest against the planned new road.B2 [C] an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc.: a public protest against the war a peaceful/violent protestunder protest If something is done under protest, it is done unwillingly: I only went to the meeting under protest.
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protest

verb [I or T] uk   /prəˈtest/ us    /ˈproʊ.test/
B2 to show that you disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc.: A big crowd of demonstrators were protesting against cuts in health spending. US Outside, a group of students were protesting research cuts.B2 to say something forcefully or complain about something: A lot of people protested about the new working hours. They protested bitterly to their employers, but to no avail. [+ that] A young girl was crying, protesting that she didn't want to leave her mother. All through the trial he protested his innocence (= strongly said he was not guilty).
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Translations of “protest”
in Korean 시위, 항의…
in Arabic يَحْتَجّ…
in French protester (contre), protester (de)…
in Turkish protesto…
in Italian protesta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抗議, 反對, 抗議活動…
in Russian протест…
in Polish protest…
in Spanish protestar (contra), protestar…
in Portuguese protesto…
in German protestieren, beteuern…
in Catalan protesta, manifestació…
in Japanese 抗議, 反対…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抗议, 反对, 抗议活动…
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