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protest

noun

protest

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of protest

  1. 1 to state as a fact usually forcefully he protested that he usually was very good at baseball, and all the strikeouts were just bad luck Synonyms of protest affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, claim, purport, warrantWords Related to protest announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms of protest abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms of protest deny, gainsay

  2. 2 to present an opposing opinion or argument plans to protest against the judge's ruling regarding admissible evidence Synonyms of protest demur, except, expostulate, kick, object, remonstrateWords Related to protest cavil, quibble; challenge, dare, defy, fight; conflict, debate, dispute, hassle, quarrel, squabble, wrangle; beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, keen, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; balk, gag, stick; censure, criticize, denounce; disobey, rebel, withstand; demonstrateNear Antonyms of protest approve, sanction; accept; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent; adhere, comply, conform, follow, mind, obey, observe; advocate, champion, defend, maintain, support, sustain, uphold; applaud, cheer, commend



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