Crossword clues for protest
- Public dissent
- Potter's unorthodox demonstration
- Person who's paid before international rally?
- Being against Twenty20 and ODI cricket, appeal
- Put up a fuss
- Raise an objection
- Kind of demonstration
- Object formally
- Sit-in, for example
- Sit-in, for instance
- Object strongly
- Like Hermann Rorschach?
- Kind of '60s march
- Join a sit-in, say
- Fast or march, sometimes
- Fast or march
- Exam for an expert?
- Boycott, e.g
- Black Lives Matter gathering, e.g
- Bit of activism
- Sit-in, e.g
- March, perhaps
- Strike, essentially
- Boycott, e.g.
- Fight back against
- A formal and solemn declaration of objection
- The act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
- Object to
- Speak strongly against
- Sit-in, for one
- P.G.A. qualifying round?
- Sit-in, e.g.
- Formal nonacceptance
- Make solemn affirmation for trial
- Object to vermin carrying decay
- Object expert needs to examine
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Protest \Pro*test"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Protested; p. pr. & vb. n. Protesting.] [F. protester, L. protestari, pro before + testari to be a witness, testis a witness. See Testify.]
To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow.
He protest that his measures are pacific.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
To make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest against your votes.
The conscience has power . . . to protest againts the exorbitancies of the passions.
Syn: To affirm; asseverate; assert; aver; attest; testify; declare; profess. See Affirm.
Protest \Pro"test\, n. [Cf. F. prot[^e]t, It. protesto. See Protest, v.]
A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal objection against some act; especially, a formal and solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the proceedings of a legislative body; as, the protest of lords in Parliament.
A solemn declaration in writing, in due form, made by a notary public, usually under his notarial seal, on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting against all parties liable for any loss or damage by the nonacceptance or nonpayment of the bill, or by the nonpayment of the note, as the case may be.
A declaration made by the master of a vessel before a notary, consul, or other authorized officer, upon his arrival in port after a disaster, stating the particulars of it, and showing that any damage or loss sustained was not owing to the fault of the vessel, her officers or crew, but to the perils of the sea, etc., ads the case may be, and protesting against them.
A declaration made by a party, before or while paying a tax, duty, or the like, demanded of him, which he deems illegal, denying the justice of the demand, and asserting his rights and claims, in order to show that the payment was not voluntary.
Protest \Pro*test"\, v. t.
To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
I will protest your cowardice.
To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
Fiercely [they] opposed My journey strange, with clamorous uproar Protesting fate supreme.
To protest a bill or To protest a note (Law), to make a solemn written declaration, in due form, on behalf of the holder, against all parties liable for any loss or damage to be sustained by the nonacceptance or the nonpayment of the bill or note, as the case may be. This should be made by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to affix.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, "avowal, pledge, solemn declaration," from Old French protest (Modern French prôtet), from preotester, and directly from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest," from pro- "forth, before" (see pro-) + testari "testify," from testis "witness" (see testament).\n
\nMeaning "statement of disapproval" first recorded 1751; adjectival sense of "expressing of dissent from, or rejection of, prevailing mores" is from 1953, in reference to U.S. civil rights movement. First record of protest march is from 1959.
mid-15c., "to declare or state formally or solemnly," from Old French protester, from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest" (see protest (n.)). Original sense preserved in to protest one's innocence. Related: Protested; protesting.
n. 1 A formal objection, especially one by a group. 2 A collective gesture of disapproval: a demonstration. vb. 1 (label en intransitive) To make a strong objection. 2 (label en transitive) To affirm (something). 3 (label en transitive chiefly North America) To object to. 4 To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to. 5 (label en legal transitive) to make a solemn written declaration, in due form, on behalf of the holder, against all parties liable for any loss or damage to be sustained by non-acceptance or non-payment of (a bill or note). This should be made by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to affix.
n. 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" [syn: protestation]
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"
v. utter words of protest
affirm or avow formally or solemnly; "The suspect protested his innocence"
Protest is an EP by The Dears, released in limited quantities in 2002. It was later re-released in a mass market version with different artwork in 2004. The EP was also included as a bonus disc in the Australian release of No Cities Left.
Protest is a Croatian film directed by Fadil Hadžić. It was released in 1967.
Protest is the second solo album by Bunny Wailer, originally released in 1977 in Jamaica on Solomonic Records and internationally on Island Records.
A protest (also called a remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration) is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or situations. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Protesters may organize a protest as a way of publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or they may undertake direct action in an attempt to directly enact desired changes themselves. Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful campaign to achieve a particular objective, and involve the use of pressure as well as persuasion, they go beyond mere protest and may be better described as cases of civil resistance or nonviolent resistance.
Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy (such as the requirement of protest permits), economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. One state reaction to protests is the use of riot police. Observers have noted an increased militarization of protest policing, with police deploying armored vehicles and snipers against the protesters. When such restrictions occur, protests may assume the form of open civil disobedience, more subtle forms of resistance against the restrictions, or may spill over into other areas such as culture and emigration.
A protest can itself sometimes be the subject of a counter-protest. In such a case, counter-protesters demonstrate their support for the person, policy, action, etc. that is the subject of the original protest. In some cases, these protesters can violently clash.
A protest is an expression of objection, by words or by actions, to particular events, policies or situations.
Protest or protester may also refer to:
- Demonstration (protest), aka street protest
- Protest (EP), a 2002 EP by The Dears
- Protest (film), a 1967 Croatian film
- Protest (play), a 20th-century Czech play
- Protest (album), a 1977 album by Bunny Wailer
- Sea protest, that which protects a charterer or shipowner from claims of damage caused by the perils of the sea
- Protesters against the 1649 Scottish Act of Classes
- Tax protester
- Protest The Hero
Usage examples of "protest".
The townspeople realized the fruit of the Norman labor and a low moan came to Wulfgar as their voices raised in anguished protest.
He was rubbing his depleted anther and chuckling, perhaps at the thought of what his gengineered viruses were doing to the bodies on the floor, perhaps at the thought of how the modified honeysuckle plant that kept them from protesting their transformation might be received in the outer world, if only he would release it, or if it would escape.
I dissent not to condone the intrusion of humankind into this ecosystem, but to protest a proceeding which will attempt on the basis of quantitative anthropocentric standards to determine the relative value of a lifeform against the desire of humankind to possess what this world has held until now unique within the rules established by its own genetic heritage.
GENTLEMEN:--On the 15th day of this month, as I remember, a printed paper manuscript, with a few manuscript interlineations, called a protest, with your names appended thereto, and accompanied by another printed paper, purporting to be a proclamation by Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee, and also a manuscript paper, purporting to be extracts from the Code of Tennessee, were laid before me.
The Archivist looked down again, and shuddered, but to his credit, did not protest.
It was a stupid dog, could not even read an autocue, which way why some people had protested about its name, but it should at least have been able to recognize Arthur instead of standing there, hackles raised, as if Arthur was the most fearful apparition ever to intrude upon its feeble-witted life.
Bunzie had protested that they were in a hurry, and off they went, promising him postcards and autographed paperbacks upon their return.
She pushed the balky, gawky, protesting cart out of the wind and looked at the woman in the serape, ashamed to be so out of breath after moving less than a dozen yards but unable to help panting.
Of Barish-Windlow and Himaggery, circling one another in mixed antagonism and love, Himaggery full of protest and fury at the fate of the hundred thousand in the ice caverns, Windlow equally distraught, Barish trying to fight them on two fronts, justifying his experiment on the grounds of human progress.
Mrs Batty received my determination to change my room easily enough, but with a protest as to the dampness of the Stone Chamber.
That lady, as if a little besprinkled by such turns of the tide, uttered a loud inarticulate protest and, averting herself, stood a moment at the window.
Baudoin blurted, his protest heralding echoes from other parts of the table.
In short, I begged my friend the Bonze to spare me his protests, and thus the unpleasantness of breaking with him for ever.
He took the reins from her hand before she could protest and led Bounder behind the hut.
Mr Sprout, on behalf of Mr Du Boung, protested against that proposition.