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English definition of “protest”

protest

verb     /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.
(Definition of protest verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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