There are 2 translations of protest in Spanish:



  • 1.1 u (dissent) protesta (f) there was little protest against the new measures hubo pocas protestas or objeciones contra las nuevas medidas they left without protest se fueron sin protestar in protest (at/against sth) en señal de protesta (por/contra algo) under protest bajo protesta (before n) [march/meeting] de protesta protest song canción (f) (de) protesta protest vote voto (m) de protesta 1.2 c (complaint) protesta (f) to register/lodge a protest dejar constancia de/presentar una protesta
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    • Anyone in their right mind would have stormed out in protest, holding their stomachs.
    • In protest, town officials took down their provincial flags.
    • In protest, the opposition did not participate in the vote, speaking of fraud and a ‘law of shame.’
    1.3 c (demonstration) manifestación (f) de protesta
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    • The fact that the public have to resort to demonstrations or angry protests against administration policy show that there is something currently wrong with the relationship.
    • People are making their own efforts to organise demonstrations and protest marches.
    • The incidences of violent crime are ongoing, and the more horrific ones usually spark some kind of immediate public reaction like a protest or a march.

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There are 2 translations of protest in Spanish:



  • protestar to protest against/about/at sth protestar contra/acerca de/por algo to protest to sb presentar una protesta ante algn (to authorities, in writing) elevar una protesta a algn, presentar una protesta ante algn
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    • To our objections, he protested that he had repeated our order back to us, and this is what we had ordered.
    • Is it any wonder that eventually they begin to complain and protest?
    • It's as if they know, no matter how much they complain or protest, nothing will change.
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    • Small farmers and health service workers have also repeatedly protested against government policies.
    • Thousands of Greek workers protested against the government's economic policies in the city of Thessaloniki on September 10.
    • However, his prayers did not avert the famous Morozov strike of 1885, when his 8,000 workers protested against the fines.


  • 1 1.1 (complain) to protest (to sb) that quejarse (a algn) de que, protestar (a algn) que 1.2 (object to) (AmE) [decision/action] protestar (contra)
  • 2 (assert) [love] declarar; [innocence/loyalty] hacer* protestas de she protested that she was totally blameless afirmó or declaró enérgicamente que era inocente, hizo protestas de or protestó su inocencia
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    • He has always protested his innocence, claiming that on the night of the shooting he was with a friend.
    • He has consistently protested his innocence and declared he has ‘a full answer’ to them.
    • Contemporary dance is constantly called upon to protest its relevance against accusations of complacency and pretentiousness.

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