Translation of "protest" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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protestnoun

uk /ˈprəʊ.test/ us /proʊˈtest/

[ C or U ] a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition

抗议;反对
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.

抗议活动;抗议游行
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.

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

More examples

  • The authorities have put tanks on the streets to discourage any protest.
  • My letter of protest was just a drop in the ocean.
  • They believe only in peaceable, non-violent protest.
  • The lecturers joined the protest march to show solidarity with their students.
  • One member of the committee resigned in protest at the changes.

protestverb [ I or T ]

uk /prəˈtest/ us /ˈproʊ.test/

B2 to show that you disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc.

抗议;反对
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

声言,断言;控诉;抗议
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。

More examples

  • We protested about the changes for a long time, but in the end we had to submit.
  • Demonstrators protested angrily following the jury's verdict.
  • "But I can't go to the dance without an escort, " she protested.
  • Students and workers were out on the streets protesting against the cuts.
  • The students are holding a demonstration to protest against the increase in their fees.

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