Women took to the streets to protest against the arrests.
We objected strongly.
demonstrate, , , , , ,
Vast crowds have been demonstrating against the reforms.
say no to,
At first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
remonstrate (formal), ,
He remonstrated with the referee.
`Have some sense!' he expostulated.
take up the cudgels,
to assert in a formal or solemn manner`I never said that,' he protested.
We assert that the bill violates the First Amendment.
His lawyers are arguing that he is unfit to stand trial.
He insisted that he was acting out of compassion.
Prosecutors maintain that no deal was made.
He declared his intention to become the best golfer in the world.
She vowed that some day she would return to live in France.
Several eye witnesses testified that they had seen the fight.
The government contends that he is a fundamentalist.
`The place is a dump,' she affirmed.
He professed that he was content with the arrangements.
Records attest to his long history of violence.
a public statement avowing neutrality
to take part in a public demonstration to express one's support for or disapproval of an action, proposal, etc.The opposition staged a protest against the government.
a strong objectiona protest against people's growing economic hardship
This objection has obviously been dropped.
There have been a number of complaints about the standard of service.
He has responded harshly to any dissent.
She was later reinstated in her job after a public outcry.
His action had been greeted with almost universal disapproval.
Graham's protestation that he has been unjustly treated
She entered without demur.
formal complaint, ,
The lady doth protest too much methinks – Hamlet]
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in the sense of affirm
to declare to be true`The place is a dump,' she affirmed.
in the sense of argue
to try to prove by presenting reasonsHis lawyers are arguing that he is unfit to stand trial.
Video: pronunciation of 'protest'
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