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protest

[ noun proh-test; verb pruh-test, proh-test ]
/ noun ˈproʊ tɛst; verb prəˈtɛst, ˈproʊ tɛst /
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noun
verb (used without object)
to give manifest expression to objection or disapproval; remonstrate.
to make solemn or earnest declaration.
verb (used with object)
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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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6. See declare.

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British Dictionary definitions for protest

protest

noun (ˈprəʊtɛst)
verb (prəˈtɛst)

Derived forms of protest

protestant, 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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