protest

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

  • (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

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 …
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene i]:
      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.
  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.

Translations[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

protest m

  1. 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

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]

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

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Noun[edit]

protest m inan

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

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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