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//
 
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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//
 
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-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 Origin late 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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