US: /ˈpɹoʊˌtɛst/, /pɹəˈtɛst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

protest /protest/
  • danh từ
    • sự phản đối, sự phản kháng, sự kháng nghị; lời phản đối, lời phản kháng, lời kháng nghị
      • under protest: phản đối lại, kháng lại, vùng vằng; miễn cưỡng
      • to pay a sum under protest: miễn cưỡng phải trả một món tiền; vừa trả một món tiền vừa phản kháng lại
    • (thương nghiệp) giấy chứng (để làm chứng người nợ không chịu nhận hoặc trả ngân phiếu)
      • protest for non-acceptance: giấy chứng nhận về sự không nhận (ngân phiếu...)
    • sự xác nhận long trọng, sự cam đoan, sự quả quyết, lời xác nhận long trọng, lời cam đoan, lời quả quyết[prə'test]
    • ngoại động từ
      • long trọng, xác nhận, cam đoan, quả quyết
        • to protest one's innocence: cam đoan là vô tội
      • phản kháng, kháng nghị
      • nội động từ
        • ((thường) + against) phản kháng, phản đối, kháng nghị

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb
      + noun [U, C] ~ (against sth) the expression of strong disagreement with or opposition to sth; a statement or an action that shows this: The director resigned in protest at the decision. + The announcement raised a storm of protest. + a protest march + She accepted the charge without protest. + The workers staged a protest against the proposed changes in their contracts. + The building work will go ahead, despite protests from local residents. + The riot began as a peaceful protest.
      Idioms: under protest unwillingly and after expressing disagreement: She wrote a letter of apology but only under protest.
      + verb
      1 ~ (about / against / at sth) to say or do sth to show that you disagree with or disapprove of sth, especially publicly: [V] 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. + [VN] (AmE) They fully intend to protest the decision.
      2 to say firmly that sth is true, especially when you have been accused of sth or when other people do not believe you: [VN] She has always protested her innocence. + [V that] He protested that the journey was too far by car. + [V speech] 'That's not what you said earlier!' Jane protested.

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 objection, opposition, complaint, grumble, grievance, dissent, disapproval, protestation, exception, disagreement, demur or demurral, demurrer, disclaimer, denial, scruple, compunction, qualm, Colloq gripe, grouse, squawk, US kick, Slang beef, bitch:
      The Home Office has received many protests about the treatment of prisoners
      2 under protest. unwillingly, reluctantly, involuntarily:
      I paid the fine under protest.
      3 object, oppose, complain, grumble, dissent, disapprove, take exception, take issue with, disagree, demur, disclaim, deny, scruple, Colloq gripe, grouse, squawk, Brit kick (against), US kick, Slang beef, bitch:
      Bank employees protested at being expected to work on Saturday mornings
      4 assert, confirm, declare, aver, asseverate, affirm, announce, profess, insist on, avow, avouch:
      The convicted man went to the gallows protesting his innocence.

      Collocation dictionary


      angry, strong, violent | peaceful | sit-down | mass | formal, official | popular, public, student | anti-government, political | continuing, further, renewed | rooftop, street
      a rooftop protest by prison inmates
      | widespread


      flood, storm, tide, wave
      The new tax sparked a wave of public protest.


      organize, stage | lodge, register
      The Samoan team lodged a formal protest after the referee sent off the wrong player.
      | lead to, spark


      group, movement | demonstration, march, meeting, rally | strike | petition | song


      in ~
      Prisoners shouted and hurled slates in protest.
      | under ~
      The strikers returned to work, but under protest.
      | without ~
      The crowd dispersed without protest.
      | ~ about
      a protest about the new bypass
      | ~ against
      There had been a number of public protests against the new tax.
      | ~ at
      The party boycotted the election in protest at alleged vote rigging.
      | ~ over
      a student protest over tuition fees


      a chorus/cry/howl of protest
      The announcement brought cries of protest from the crowd.
      | the freedom/right of protest
      The constitution guarantees the right of peaceful protest.
      | a letter of protest


      strongly, vehemently, vigorously | formally | loudly | mildly | weakly | peacefully
      the right to protest peacefully
      | bitterly, desperately, indignantly


      begin to, try to
      When he tried to protest, she insisted.
      | gather to
      Crowds gathered to protest about the police violence.


      protesting over an income tax increase
      | against
      protesting against the proposed agreement
      | at
      Many people have protested at the cuts in state benefits.
      | to
      We have protested to the government.

      Concise English dictionary

      +a formal and solemn declaration of objection
      +the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
      +the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
      +utter words of protest
      +express opposition through action or words
      +affirm or avow formally or solemnly