Translation of "protest" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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. 许多将因拟议的改变而受影响的人举行了抗议活动。
A formal protest was made by the German team about their disqualification from the relay final. 德国队对他们被取消接力赛决赛资格一事提出了正式抗议。
Conservation groups have united in protest against the planned new road. 自然环境保护组织联合抗议计划建造的新公路。

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 反战的公开抗议活动
a peaceful/violent protest 和平/暴力的抗议活动
under protest

If something is done under protest, it is done unwillingly.

I only went to the meeting under protest. 我去开会是不情愿的。

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protestverb [ 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. 一大群示威者在抗议削减医疗保健费用。
especially US Outside, a group of students were protesting research cuts. 外面有一群学生在抗议削减研究经费。

B2 to say something forcefully or complain about something

Lots of people protested about the new working hours. 许多人对新的工作时间表示抗议。
They protested bitterly to their employers, but to no avail. 他们向老板强烈抗议,可一点用也没有。
[ + that ] A young girl was crying, protesting that she didn't want to leave her mother. 一个小女孩哭闹着,不想跟妈妈分开。
All through the trial he protested his innocence (= strongly said he was not guilty). 在整个审判期间,他都坚持声称自己是清白的。

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(Translation of “protest” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)