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Definition of dissent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dissent

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verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsent//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dissent
BrE BrE//dɪˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsent//
 
he / she / it dissents
BrE BrE//dɪˈsents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsents//
 
past simple dissented
BrE BrE//dɪˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsentɪd//
 
past participle dissented
BrE BrE//dɪˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsentɪd//
 
-ing form dissenting
BrE BrE//dɪˈsentɪŋ//
 
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[intransitive] dissent (from something) (formal) to have or express opinions that are different from those that are officially accepted Only two ministers dissented from the official view. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin dissentire ‘differ in sentiment’.Extra examples There were a few dissenting voices, but the vast majority supported the plan.
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