protest verb definition in Protest topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

protest

 verb: Protest topic
[intransitive, transitive] to say or do something to show that you disagree with or disapprove of something, especially publicly protest (about/against/at something) Students took to the streets to protest against the decision. The victim's widow protested at the leniency of the sentence. There's no use protesting, I won't change my mind. protest something (North American English) They fully intend to protest the decision.

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