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pro·test

 (prə-tĕst′, prō-, prō′tĕst′)
v. pro·test·ed, pro·test·ing, pro·tests
v.tr.
1.
a. To express a strong objection to (something): protest a job assignment.
b. To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to (something): Thousands protested the election fraud. See Synonyms at object.
2. To promise or affirm earnestly, as after being doubted: "He continually protested his profound respect" (Frank Norris).
3. Law To declare an objection and reservation of rights of (a claim being made) while taking an action that would otherwise imply consent or agreement.
4. Archaic To proclaim or make known: "unrough youths that even now / Protest their first of manhood" (Shakespeare).
v.intr.
1.
a. To express a strong objection.
b. To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to something.
2. To make an earnest avowal or affirmation.
n. (prō′tĕst′)
1. A formal declaration of disapproval or objection issued by a concerned person, group, or organization.
2. A public demonstration or organized effort to show disapproval about something, especially a governmental policy or practice.
3. Law A declaration of objection and reservation of rights, made when action would otherwise imply consent or agreement: payment under protest.

[Middle English protesten, from Old French protester, from Latin prōtestārī : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + testārī, to testify (from testis, witness; see trei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

pro′test′er n.
pro·test′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protester - a person who dissents from some established policyprotester - a person who dissents from some established policy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
conscientious objector, CO - one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
political dissident - a dissenter from political orthodoxy
NIMBY - someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
2.protester - someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
counterdemonstrator - someone who demonstrates in opposition to another demonstration
picket - a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform

protester

noun
1. demonstrator, rebel, dissident, dissenter, agitator, picketers, protest marcher anti-abortion protesters
2. objector, opposer, complainer, opponent, dissident, dissenter Protesters say the government is corrupt.
Translations
مُحْتَج، مُعْتَرِض
odpůrce
demonstrant
tiltakozó
mótmælandi
protestocu

protester

protestor [prəˈtestəʳ] Nprotestador(a) m/f; (on march, in demonstration etc) → manifestante mf

protester

protestor [prəˈtɛstər] n (in demonstration)manifestant(e) m/f

protester

nProtestierende(r) mf; (in demonstration) → Demonstrant(in) m(f)

protester

protestor [prəˈtɛstəʳ] ncontestatore/trice; (in demonstration) → dimostrante m/f

protest

(prəˈtest) verb
1. to express a strong objection. They are protesting against the new law.
2. to state or declare definitely, especially in denying something. She protested that she was innocent.
(ˈproutest) noun
a strong statement or demonstration of objection or disapproval. He made no protest; (also adjective) a protest march.
proˈtester noun
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Mahmoud Said, a doctor at the nearby Munira hospital, said the bodies of two men were brought to the hospital last night, while Mohammed Qenawy, a doctor at one of two field hospitals in the square, said a male protester in his early 20s also was killed.
Mahmoud Said, a doctor at the nearby Munira hospital, said the bodies of two men were brought to the hospital tonight, while Mohammed Qenawy, a doctor at one of two field hospitals in the square, said a male protester in his early 20s also was killed.
They gave us about 20 minutes to get our things together," protester Sam Wood said as the eviction was taking place.
Police spokesman Carlos Manfredi said a protester slashed an officer's hand with a pen knife while another protester shoved an officer, causing facial cuts.
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According to protester sources, president Ali Saleh supporters were joined by plain-clothed policemen who used baton charges against them.
Demonstrators feared the work of heavy machinery near Rath Lugh could collapse a tunnel holding a female protester.