protest

[ noun proh-test; verb pruh-test, proh-test ]
/ noun ˈproʊ tɛst; verb prəˈtɛst, ˈproʊ tɛst /

noun

verb (used without object)

to give manifest expression to objection or disapproval; remonstrate.
to make solemn or earnest declaration.

verb (used with object)

Origin of protest

1350–1400; (noun) Middle English < Middle French (French protêt), derivative of protester to protest < Latin prōtestārī to declare publicly, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + testārī to testify, derivative of testis a witness; (v.) late Middle English protesten < Middle French protester
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Synonym study

6. See declare.
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protest


noun (ˈprəʊtɛst)

verb (prəˈtɛst)

Derived Formsprotestant, adjective, nounprotester or protestor, nounprotestingly, adverb

Word Origin for protest

C14: from Latin prōtestārī to make a formal declaration, from prō- before + testārī to assert
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