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)


Nearby words

  1. proteomics,
  2. proteose,
  3. protero-,
  4. proterotype,
  5. proterozoic,
  6. protest flag,
  7. protest vote,
  8. protestant,
  9. protestant episcopal church,
  10. protestant episcopal church in the united states

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

Related forms

Synonym study

6. See declare.

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British Dictionary definitions for protester

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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Word Origin and History for protester
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