There are 2 translations of protest in Spanish:



  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (dissent) protesta (feminine) 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 noun/delante del nombre) [march/meeting] de protesta protest song canción (feminine) (de) protesta protest vote voto (masculine) de protesta 1.2 countable/numerable (complaint) protesta (feminine) 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 countable/numerable (demonstration) manifestación (feminine) 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) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [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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