protest

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English verb protesten, from Old French protester, from Latin prōtestārī, present active infinitive of prōtestor, from prō + testor, from testis(witness).

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protest ‎(third-person singular simple present protests, present participle protesting, simple past and past participle protested)

  1. (intransitive) To make a strong objection.
    How dare you, I protest!
    The public took to the streets to protest over the planned change to the law.
    • 1915, George A. Birmingham, “chapter I”, in Gossamer (Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., published 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 558189256:
      As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
    • 2009, Cuba:
      U.S. and European protested against Spanish conduct in Cuba.
  2. (transitive) To affirm (something).
    I protest my innocence.  I do protest and declare …
    • William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
      I will protest your cowardice.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      Our youth, now, emboldened with his success, resolved to push the matter farther, and ventured even to beg her recommendation of him to her father's service; protesting that he thought him one of the honestest fellows in the country, and extremely well qualified for the place of a gamekeeper, which luckily then happened to be vacant.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, Ch.8
      She flashed a smile at me, and, protesting an engagement with her dentist, jauntily walked on.
  3. (transitive, chiefly Canada, US) To object to.
    They protested the demolition of the school.
  4. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
    • John Milton (1608-1674)
      Fiercely [they] opposed / My journey strange, with clamorous uproar / Protesting fate supreme.
  5. (law, 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.

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protest ‎(plural protests)

  1. A formal objection, especially one by a group.
    They lodged a protest with the authorities.
  2. A collective gesture of disapproval: a demonstration.
    We held a protest in front of City Hall.

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Czech[edit]

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protest m

  1. protest

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  • protest in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • protest in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin protestari, as for protestere

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protest m ‎(definite singular protesten, indefinite plural protester, definite plural protestene)

  1. a protest

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin protestari

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protest m ‎(definite singular protesten, indefinite plural protestar, definite plural protestane)

  1. a protest

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Protest.

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  • IPA(key): /prǒtest/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧test

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pròtest m ‎(Cyrillic spelling про̀тест)

  1. protest

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Swedish[edit]

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protest c

  1. protest

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Inflection of protest 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative protest protesten protester protesterna
Genitive protests protestens protesters protesternas

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