Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun protest

3 senses of protest

Sense 1
protest, protestation -- (a formal and solemn declaration of objection; "they finished the game under protest to the league president"; "the senator rose to register his protest"; "the many protestations did not stay the execution")
       => objection -- (the speech act of objecting)

Sense 2
protest, objection, dissent -- (the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent)
       => resistance -- (group action in opposition to those in power)

Sense 3
protest -- (the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval; "he shouted his protests at the umpire"; "a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall")
       => objection -- (the speech act of objecting)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb protest

3 senses of protest

Sense 1
protest -- (utter words of protest)
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

Sense 2
protest, resist, dissent -- (express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country")
       => oppose, controvert, contradict -- (be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion")

Sense 3
protest -- (affirm or avow formally or solemnly; "The suspect protested his innocence")
       => affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")

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