Significado de “protest” - Diccionario inglés

protest en inglés británico

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protestnoun

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 protest
under protest

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

I only went to the meeting under protest.

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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.
especially US Outside, a group of students were protesting research cuts.

B2 to say something forcefully or complain about something:

Lots 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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(Definición de protest de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

protest en inglés americano

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protestnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈproʊ·test/

a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition:

[ U ] Three board members walked out of the meeting in protest.
[ C ] A protest against capital punishment was held outside the courthouse.
[ U ] He paid the tax under protest to avoid a penalty.

protestverb [ I/T ]

us /prəˈtest, ˈproʊ·test/

to express disagreement with, disapproval of, or opposition to something by complaining strongly about it:

[ I/T ] Groups of students have been protesting (against) the tuition increase.

(Definición de protest de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

protest en inglés de negocios

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protestnoun

uk /ˈprəʊtest/ us

[ C or U ] a strong complaint against something, or the act of complaining strongly about it:

an angry/big/formal protest The chief executive of the troubled company gave up a £2.8m bonus package after big protests.
in protest against/at sth He resigned in protest at the refusal to privatise the airline.
The length of directors' contracts attracted a storm of protest from small shareholders at last year's annual meeting.

[ C ] an occasion when people show that they disagree strongly with something by standing together and shouting and carrying signs, especially on the streets:

hold/organize/stage a protest Shareholders held protests against the takeover bid outside the Stock Exchange.
spark/trigger a protest The plan sparked days of street protests.
a large/mass/peaceful protest
a protest demonstration/march
under protest

if something is done under protest, it is done unwillingly:

In the cruise-ship industry, some companies are paying sales tax under protest, and some aren't paying at all.

protestverb

uk /prəʊˈtest/ us /prəˈtest/

[ I or T ] to say or do something to show that you are against something:

protest about/at sth Shareholders of the telecoms company are being urged to protest about a £10million bonus given to the chief executive.
protest against sth Local entrepreneurs banded together and called a strike to protest against an increase in local taxes.
US protest a proposal/decision

to say very forcefully that something is true:

protest that Industry lobbyists protest that the charges on small loans would drive lenders out of business.

(Definición de protest de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)