Antonyms for protest

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : noun proh-test; verb pruh-test, proh-test
Phonetic Transcription : noun ˈproʊ tɛst; verb prəˈtɛst, ˈproʊ tɛst

Definition of protest

Origin :
  • c.1400, "avowal, pledge, solemn declaration," from Old French protest (Modern French prôtet), from preotester, and directly from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest," from pro- "forth, before" (see pro-) + testari "testify," from testis "witness" (see testament).
  • Meaning "statement of disapproval" first recorded 1751; adjectival sense of "expressing of dissent from, or rejection of, prevailing mores" is from 1953, in reference to U.S. civil rights movement. First record of protest march is from 1959.
  • noun complaint, disapproval
  • verb complain, disapprove; argue against
Example sentences :
  • And before the trapper could make a protest he had drawn back into the horse shed.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • His heavy voice rang out rebukingly, overtoned with protest.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • When, at last, words came, they were a frantic prayer of protest.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • His love was purely selfish, for he brushed aside her protest as if she had not spoken.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I can feel his eyes on me, and I cannot raise my voice in protest, for do not I countenance it?
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Somewhat surprised at her lack of protest--or was it resignation to the inevitable?
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • I believe that it is at the wrong time that the protest comes.
  • Extract from : « Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7. » by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • So far as they were concerned, I had no ground to stand upon in making a protest.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • If you allow of it, I protest I will go off privately with you, and we will live and die together.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • She began to protest that Bedr knew Cairo as well as Antoun did, and was as likely to be right.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson

Synonyms for protest

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