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- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛnt/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /dəˈsɛnt/
- Rhymes: -ɛnt
- Homophone: descent
- (intransitive) To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).
- 1827, Thomas Jarman, Powell's Essay on Devises, section 2.293:
- Where a trustee refuses either to assent or dissent, the Court will itself exercise his authority.
- 1830, Isaac D'Israeli, Commentaries on the Life and Reign of Charles the First, 3.9.207:
- Those who openly dissented from the acts which the King had carried through the Parliament.
- (intransitive) To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.
- 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
- Natural reason dictates, that motion ought to be assigned to the bodies, which in kind and essence most agree with those bodies which do undoubtedly move, and rest to those which most dissent from them.
- 1871, George Grote, Fragments on Ethical Subjects, section 2.37:
- If the public dissent from our views, we say that they ought to concur with us.
- (obsolete) To be different; to have contrary characteristics.
- (disagree): disagree, take exception, refute, reject
- (differ from):
- (to be different): See also Thesaurus:differ
- John A. Simpson and Edmund S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “dissent”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.
- Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
- 2013 June 28, Charles Hugh Smith, Why Centralization Leads to Collapse:
- A system that suppresses dissent is fault-intolerant, ignorant and fragile.
- An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
- (Anglo-American common law) A separate opinion filed in a case by judges who disagree with the outcome of the majority of the court in that case
- (sports) A violation that arises when disagreement with an official call is expressed in an inappropriate manner such as foul language, rude gestures, or failure to comply.
- 2014 March 9, Jacob Steinberg, “Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals”, in The Guardian:
- City had been woeful, their anger at their own inertia summed up when Samir Nasri received a booking for dissent, and they did not have a shot on target until the 66th minute.
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