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I don't think it's too hippie to want to clean up the planet so you don't wind up dying of some kind of cancer when you're 45 years old. It enrages me that these big cancer-research organizations can't be bothered to man the front lines of environmental protest.
Jello Biafra

Meaning of "protest" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PROTEST

From Latin prōtestārī to make a formal declaration, from prō- before + testārī to assert.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PROTEST

protest  [ˈprəʊtɛst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROTEST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Protest is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb protest in English.

WHAT DOES PROTEST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

protest

Protest

A protest is an expression of objection by words or by actions to particular events, policies, or situations. Protests can take many different forms; from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Protesters may organize a protest as a way of publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or they may undertake direct action in an attempt to directly enact desired changes themselves. Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful campaign to achieve a particular objective, and involve the use of pressure as well as persuasion, they go beyond mere protest and may be better described as cases of civil resistance or nonviolent resistance. Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy, economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. When such restrictions occur, protests may assume the form of open civil disobedience, more subtle forms of resistance against the restrictions, or may spill over into other areas such as culture and emigration. A protest can itself sometimes be the subject of a counter-protest.

Definition of protest in the English dictionary

The first definition of protest in the dictionary is public, often organized, dissent or manifestation of such dissent. Other definition of protest is a declaration or objection that is formal or solemn. Protest is also an expression of disagreement or complaint.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PROTEST

PRESENT

Present
I protest
you protest
he/she/it protests
we protest
you protest
they protest
Present continuous
I am protesting
you are protesting
he/she/it is protesting
we are protesting
you are protesting
they are protesting
Present perfect
I have protested
you have protested
he/she/it has protested
we have protested
you have protested
they have protested
Present perfect continuous
I have been protesting
you have been protesting
he/she/it has been protesting
we have been protesting
you have been protesting
they have been protesting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I protested
you protested
he/she/it protested
we protested
you protested
they protested
Past continuous
I was protesting
you were protesting
he/she/it was protesting
we were protesting
you were protesting
they were protesting
Past perfect
I had protested
you had protested
he/she/it had protested
we had protested
you had protested
they had protested
Past perfect continuous
I had been protesting
you had been protesting
he/she/it had been protesting
we had been protesting
you had been protesting
they had been protesting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will protest
you will protest
he/she/it will protest
we will protest
you will protest
they will protest
Future continuous
I will be protesting
you will be protesting
he/she/it will be protesting
we will be protesting
you will be protesting
they will be protesting
Future perfect
I will have protested
you will have protested
he/she/it will have protested
we will have protested
you will have protested
they will have protested
Future perfect continuous
I will have been protesting
you will have been protesting
he/she/it will have been protesting
we will have been protesting
you will have been protesting
they will have been protesting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would protest
you would protest
he/she/it would protest
we would protest
you would protest
they would protest
Conditional continuous
I would be protesting
you would be protesting
he/she/it would be protesting
we would be protesting
you would be protesting
they would be protesting
Conditional perfect
I would have protest
you would have protest
he/she/it would have protest
we would have protest
you would have protest
they would have protest
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been protesting
you would have been protesting
he/she/it would have been protesting
we would have been protesting
you would have been protesting
they would have been protesting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you protest
we let´s protest
you protest
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to protest
Past participle
protested
Present Participle
protesting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROTEST


attest
əˈtɛst
blood-test
ˈblʌdˌtɛst
contest
ˈkɒntɛst
counterprotest
ˈkaʊntəˌprəʊtɛst
detest
dɪˈtɛst
flight-test
ˈflaɪtˌtɛst
Grosseteste
ˈɡrəʊsˌtɛst
pretest
priːˈtɛst
retest
riːˈtɛst
road-test
ˈrəʊdtɛst
test
tɛst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROTEST

proteome
proteomic
proteomics
proteose
proterandrous
proterandry
proterogynous
proterogyny
Proterozoic
protervity
protest demonstration
protest march
protest vote
Protestant
Protestant Episcopal Church
Protestant work ethic
Protestantism
protestation
protester
protestingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROTEST

at the latest
beta-test
blind test
blood test
crash test
crash-test
driving test
drug test
Eurovision Song Contest
fittest
greatest
hottest
latest
pregnancy test
road test
stress test
the greatest
the latest
Turing test
under protest

Synonyms and antonyms of protest in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROTEST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «protest» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of protest

Translation of «protest» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROTEST

Find out the translation of protest to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of protest from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «protest» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抗议
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

protesta
570 millions of speakers

English

protest
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विरोध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِحْتِجَاج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

протест
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

protesto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আপত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

protestation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bantahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Protest
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

抗議
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

항의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Protest
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự phản đối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர்ப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निषेध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

protesto
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

protesta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

protest
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протест
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

protest
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαμαρτυρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

protes
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

protestera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

protest
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of protest

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROTEST»

The term «protest» is very widely used and occupies the 8.991 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROTEST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «protest» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «protest» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about protest

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PROTEST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word protest.
1
Sherman Austin
It was called the Reclaim Guide. It was just a general protest guide that went over security culture and stuff like that. A small portion of that guide dealt with explosives information.
2
Abu Bakar Bashir
You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad.
3
John Berger
Protest and anger practically always derives from hope, and the shouting out against injustice is always in the hope of those injustices being somewhat corrected and a little more justice established.
4
John Desmond Bernal
Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
5
Jello Biafra
I don't think it's too hippie to want to clean up the planet so you don't wind up dying of some kind of cancer when you're 45 years old. It enrages me that these big cancer-research organizations can't be bothered to man the front lines of environmental protest.
6
Steve Buyer
Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
7
George Clooney
In the '60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn't just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time.
8
Rachel Corrie
Whenever I organize or participate in public protest I get really worried that it will just suck, be really small, embarrassing, and the media will laugh at me. Oftentimes, it is really small and most of the time the media laughs at us.
9
Joan Cusack
Mum has always been a huge anti-war activist. She would go off to protest and get arrested. I have her passion, but it is not for politics. I am much more interested in psychology. It's more my job and my natural inclination.
10
Caleb Cushing
I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend, at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery, in either of its subdivisions or forms.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROTEST»

Discover the use of protest in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to protest and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Protest: Studies of Collective Behavior and Social Movements
This volume addresses three major issues: What are the circumstances in which people elect to protest; what are the forms of such action; and how do people organize to do so?
John Lofland, 1985
2
The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity ...
In The Art of Moral Protest, James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of how social movements work.
James M. Jasper, 2008
3
Humour and Social Protest
The seventeen essays in this 2008 book examine the power of humour in framing social and political protest.
Marjolein t'Hart, Dennis Bos, 2007
4
Why Women Protest: Women's Movements in Chile
This book compares two ideologically opposed examples of women's movements in Chile.
Lisa Baldez, 2002
5
Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente
In a brilliantly conceived book, Jeremi Suri puts the tumultuous 1960s into a truly international perspective in the first study to examine the connections between great power diplomacy and global social protest.
Jeremi Suri, 2009
6
Popular Protest in China
The contributors to this volume argue that ideas inspired by social movements elsewhere can help explain popular protest in China.
Kevin J OBRIEN, Kevin J O'Brien, 2009
7
Anti-Disciplinary Protest: Sixties Radicalism and Postmodernism
In this book, first published in 1998, Stephens questions the frameworks which inform commonplace understandings of this period, arguing that the most distinctive forms of sixties protest are often marginalized or excluded from view.
Julie Stephens, 1998
8
Poetry & Protest: A Dennis Brutus Reader
This vital original collection of interviews, poetry and essays is the first book of its kind to bring together the full, forceful range of his work.
Aisha Karim, Lee Sustar, 2006
9
Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England, 1780-1840
An examination of protest from the Gordon Riots of 1780 up to Chartism in the 1830s, first published in 2000.
John E. Archer, 2000
10
The Policing of Transnational Protest
Bringing together researchers from a variety of disciplines, this volume examines developments in the policing of transnational protest since the late 1990s.
Donatella Della Porta, Abby Peterson, Herbert Reiter, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROTEST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term protest is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Protests, arrests follow acquittal of Cleveland police officer
CNN video showed police in riot gear moving down East Fourth Street, a strip of restaurants, and pushing back protesters. The officers yelled, "Move back! «CNN, May 15»
2
Over 140 Arrested as New Yorkers Protest the Death of Freddie Gray
Two of the protesters were arrested after assaulting officers, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said on Thursday. One officer was injured during the ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
3
Baltimore protests: 5 questions demonstrators are asking
Protesters rallied at Baltimore City Hall on Thursday, and another march is planned for Saturday. Here's a look at key issues protesters are asking about: ... «CNN, Apr 15»
4
State, county police take over Ferguson protest security after shooting
(CNN) With tensions running high after the shooting of two officers in Ferguson, Missouri, state and county police took over protest security in the St. Louis ... «CNN, Mar 15»
5
Protesters pack Wisconsin capital after police shooting
About 1,500 demonstrators have held a protest inside the Wisconsin state capitol building, local media reported. The protesters, who were mostly high school ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
6
Thousands march to protest against police brutality in major US cities
Thousands of Americans took to the streets on Saturday in Washington, New York, and several other cities to protest recent grand jury decisions regarding the ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
7
Berkeley, Calif., protest gets violent for second night
Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story said the Cal Student Store's window was cracked. Instead, it was The Student Store, a different entity, ... «USA TODAY, Dec 14»
8
Thousands across USA protest NYC chokehold death
NEW YORK — Protesters across the nation swarmed city streets on Thursday to voice outrage and their demands for police and judicial reform in the wake of ... «USA TODAY, Dec 14»
9
NFL says it won't discipline Rams players
Tight end Jared Cook said he and his teammates wanted to show solidarity with protesters, because they had not been able to physically join them since the ... «USA TODAY, Dec 14»
10
Arrests across nation as protesters target Black Friday
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. — One of the St. Louis area 's most popular shopping malls was closed for more than an hour on Black Friday when people ... «USA TODAY, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Protest [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/protest>. Aug 2019 ».
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