Translation of protest in Spanish:
nounAmerican English: /ˈproʊˌtɛst/ British English: /ˈprəʊtɛst/
- 1.1 uncountable (dissent) there was little protest against the new measureshubo pocas protestas or objeciones contra las nuevas medidasthey left without protestse fueron sin protestarin protest (at/against something) under protest(before noun) (march/meeting)
de protestaExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 countable (complaint) to register/lodge a protest
- 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.’
dejar constancia de/presentar una protesta1.3 countable (demonstration)manifestación (feminine) de protesta
- 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.
intransitive verbAmerican English: /prəˈtɛst/ , /proʊˈtɛst/ British English: /prəˈtɛst/
- to protest
against/ about/ atsomethingprotestarto protest contra/ acerca de/ poralgo tosomebodypresentar una protesta antealguien(to authorities, in writing) elevar una protesta aalguien
presentar una protesta
- 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.
- 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.
transitive verbAmerican English: /prəˈtɛst/ , /proʊˈtɛst/ British English: /prəˈtɛst/
- 1 1.1 (complain)to protest (
tosomebody) thatquejarse (1.2 (object to) aalguien) de que
aalguien) que(American English) (decision/action)
- 2 (assert)(love)
declarar(innocence/loyalty)she protested that she was totally blameless
hacer protestas deafirmó or declaró enérgicamente que era inocente
hizo protestas de or protestó su inocenciaExample sentences
- 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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