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protest


protest

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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
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put forth

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2 to present an opposing opinion or argument

  • plans to protest against the judgeʼs ruling regarding admissible evidence
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take exception, take issue

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Synonym Discussion of protest

assert, declare, affirm, protest, avow mean to state positively usually in anticipation of denial or objection. assert implies stating confidently without need for proof or regard for evidence.
    • asserted that modern music is just noise
declare stresses open or public statement.
    • declared her support for the candidate
affirm implies conviction based on evidence, experience, or faith.
    • affirmed the existence of an afterlife
protest emphasizes affirming in the face of denial or doubt.
    • protested that he really had been misquoted
avow stresses frank declaration and acknowledgment of personal responsibility for what is declared.
    • avowed that all investors would be repaid in full


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