protest

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun and verb
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊ.tɛst/
  • (US) enPR: prōʹtĕst, IPA(key): /ˈpɹoʊ.tɛst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pro‧test
Verb
  • enPR: prə.tĕstʹ, IPA(key): /pɹəˈtɛst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Hyphenation: pro‧test
Note
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.

Verb[edit]

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, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828:
      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 …
  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.
  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.
  6. (obsolete, transitive) To publish; to make known.

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Noun[edit]

protest (countable and uncountable, 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.
  3. The noting by a notary public of an unpaid or unaccepted bill.
  4. 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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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōtestor

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Noun[edit]

protest m inan

  1. protest
    vyvolat protest.to elicit protest.

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Further reading[edit]

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

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French [Term?], from Old French [Term?], from Latin protestō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /proːˈtɛst/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧test
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun[edit]

protest n (plural protesten, diminutive protestje n)

  1. protest (occasion to express dissatisfaction)
  2. protest (expression of disagreement)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: protes

Estonian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

protest (genitive protesti, partitive protesti)

  1. protest

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin protestari, as for protestere

Noun[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a protest

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Protest, from Italian protesto, from Latin prōtestārī, present active infinitive of prōtestor, from prō + testor, from testis (witness).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

protest m inan

  1. (law) protest (formal objection)
  2. protest (demonstration)

Declension[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • protest in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • protest in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from protesta

Noun[edit]

protest n (plural proteste)

  1. protest

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Protest.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pròtest m (Cyrillic spelling про̀тест)

  1. protest

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

protest c

  1. protest

Declension[edit]

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

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English protest.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɔtɛsd/, [ˈpr̥ʰɔtʰɛst]

Noun[edit]

protest f (plural protestiadau or protestadau)

  1. protest, demonstration (collective gesture of disapproval)
    • 2020 November 11, BBC Cymru Fyw[1]:
      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

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
protest brotest mhrotest phrotest
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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