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Translation of protest in Spanish:


American English: /ˈproʊˌtɛst/
British English: /ˈprəʊtɛst/
  • 1.1 uncountable (dissent) 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 something) under protest
    (before noun) (march/meeting)
    de protesta
    1.2 countable (complaint) to register/lodge a protest
    dejar constancia de/presentar una protesta
    Example sentences
    • 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 (demonstration)
    manifestación (feminine) de protesta
    Example sentences
    • 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 verb

American English: /prəˈtɛst/
, /proʊˈtɛst/
British English: /prəˈtɛst/
  • to protest against/about/at something
    protestar contra/acerca de/por algo
    to protest to somebody
    presentar una protesta ante alguien
    (to authorities, in writing)
    elevar una protesta a alguien
    presentar una protesta ante alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 verb

American English: /prəˈtɛst/
, /proʊˈtɛst/
British English: /prəˈtɛst/
  • 1 1.1 (complain) See examples:to protest (to somebody) that
    quejarse (a alguien) de que
    protestar (a alguien) que
    1.2 (object to)
    (American English) (decision/action)
  • 2 (assert)
    hacer protestas de
    she protested that she was totally blameless
    afirmó or declaró enérgicamente que era inocente
    hizo protestas de or protestó su inocencia
    Example 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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