From the Middle English verb protesten, from Old French protester, from Latin prōtestārī, present active infinitive of prōtestor, from prō + testor, from testis (“witness”).
- Noun and verb
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊ.tɛst/
- (US) enPR: prōʹtĕst, IPA(key): /ˈpɹoʊ.tɛst/
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- Hyphenation: pro‧test
- The verb is stressed on the first syllable when referring to a physical march and stressed on the second syllable when in reference to a spoken outburst.
protest (third-person singular simple present protests, present participle protesting, simple past and past participle protested)
- (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, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, →OCLC:
- 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.
- (transitive) To affirm (something).
- I protest my innocence.
- I do protest and declare …
- 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i]:
- I will protest your cowardice.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar, […], →OCLC:
- 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[illiam] Somerset Maugham, “Ch.8”, in The Moon and Sixpence, [New York, N.Y.]: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers […], →OCLC:
- She flashed a smile at me, and, protesting an engagement with her dentist, jauntily walked on.
- (transitive, chiefly Canada, US) To object to.
- They protested the demolition of the school.
- To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book IX”, in Paradise Lost. […], London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, →OCLC:
- Fiercely [they] opposed / My journey strange, with clamorous uproar / Protesting fate supreme.
- (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.
- (obsolete, transitive) To publish; to make known.
protest (countable and uncountable, plural protests)
- A formal objection, especially one by a group.
- They lodged a protest with the authorities.
- A collective gesture of disapproval; a demonstration.
- 2013 August 10, “Can China clean up fast enough?”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- All this has led to an explosion of protest across China, including among a middle class that has discovered nimbyism.
- 2020 July 13, Ramzy, Austin; Elaine Yu; Tiffany May, “Hong Kong Voters Defy Beijing, Endorsing Protest Leaders in Primary”, in The New York Times, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2020-07-14:
- Sage Ip, a 29-year-old flight attendant who cast her ballot on Sunday in the Sai Ying Pun district, said she voted in the primary because she was worried that she would never get a chance to do so again. “Voting is something that is still within our capacity. We can’t express ourselves at protests anymore.”
- We held a protest in front of City Hall.
- The noting by a notary public of an unpaid or unaccepted bill.
- A written declaration, usually by the master of a ship, stating the circumstances attending loss or damage of ship or cargo, etc.
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Borrowed from Latin prōtestor.
protest m inan
- protest in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- protest in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
Borrowed from Middle French [Term?], from Old French [Term?], from Latin protestō.
protest n (plural protesten, diminutive protestje n)
protest (genitive protesti, partitive protesti)
|partitive||protesti||proteste / protestisid|
|illative||protesti / protestisse||protestidesse / protestesse|
|inessive||protestis||protestides / protestes|
|elative||protestist||protestidest / protestest|
|allative||protestile||protestidele / protestele|
|adessive||protestil||protestidel / protestel|
|ablative||protestilt||protestidelt / protestelt|
|translative||protestiks||protestideks / protesteks|
- protest in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat
- protest in Raadik, M., editor (2018), Eesti õigekeelsussõnaraamat ÕS 2018, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, →ISBN
- protest in Sõnaveeb
From Latin protestari, as for protestere.
protest m (definite singular protesten, indefinite plural protester, definite plural protestene)
- a protest
- “protest” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
From Latin protestari.
protest m (definite singular protesten, indefinite plural protestar, definite plural protestane)
- a protest
- “protest” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
Borrowed from German Protest, from Italian protesto, from Latin prōtestārī, present active infinitive of prōtestor, from prō + testor, from testis (“witness”).
protest m inan
- (law) protest (formal objection)
- protest (demonstration)
- Synonym: demonstracja
- protest in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- protest in Polish dictionaries at PWN
Back-formation from protesta
protest n (plural proteste)
|indefinite articulation||definite articulation||indefinite articulation||definite articulation|
|nominative/accusative||(un) protest||protestul||(niște) proteste||protestele|
|genitive/dative||(unui) protest||protestului||(unor) proteste||protestelor|
pròtest m (Cyrillic spelling про̀тест)
|Declension of protest|
protest f (plural protestiadau or protestadau)
- protest, demonstration (collective gesture of disapproval)
- 2020 November 11, BBC Cymru Fyw:
- Mae dwsinau o ddynion sydd wedi cael eu cartrefi mewn gwersyll ym Mhenalun, Sir Benfro wedi cynnal protest dros eu hamodau byw. Cynhaliodd y dynion brotest yn hawlio bod eu hawliau dynol yn cael eu hanwybyddu.
- Dozens of men who have been housed in a camp in Penally, Pembrokeshire have held a protest over their living conditions. The men held a protest claiming that their human rights were being ignored.
- Synonym: gwrthdystiad
- protestio (“to protest”)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|
- R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “protest”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
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