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Protest | Meaning & definition

What is a protest?
Last update: Mar 30, 2022

A protest is a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.

What is a protest?

A protest can be defined as a public demonstration against something that someone disagrees with. It is a way to voice discontent and can be done through marches, sit-ins, rallies, or any other form of public assembly. The goal of a protest is to bring attention to an issue and to persuade others to take action.

How do I use protest in a sentence?

  • I'm going to protest for the climate.
  • I went to a protest for animal rights.


  • Demonstration
  • Direct action
  • Object
  • Oppose
  • Criticise

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