Translation of "protest" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] uk us /prəˈtest/ US  /ˈproʊ.test/

to show that you disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs,

A big crowd of demonstrators were protesting against cuts in health spending. 一大群示威者在抗議縮減醫療保健費用。
US Outside, a group of students were protesting research cuts. 外面有一群學生在抗議縮減研究經費。

to say something forcefully or complain about something

A lot of people protested about the new working hours. 許多人對新的工作時間表示抗議。
They protested bitterly to their employers, but to no avail. 他們向老闆表達強烈抗議,但一點用也沒有。
[ + that ] A young girl was crying, protesting that she didn't want to leave her mother. 一個小女孩哭鬧著,不想跟媽媽分開。
All through the trial he protested his innocence (= strongly said he was not guilty). 在整個審判期間,他都堅持自己是清白的。

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