Synonyms of protest in English:


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1‘voters humiliated the government as a protest against high public spending’

objection, exception, complaint, disapproval, disagreement, opposition, challenge, dissent, demurral, remonstration, expostulation, fuss, outcry
railing, inveighing, fulmination, protestation

support, approval

2‘women staged a protest outside the gates’

demonstration, march, protest march, peace camp, rally, sit-in, human chain, occupation, sleep-in, dirty protest, write-in, non-cooperation
work-to-rule, industrial action, stoppage, strike, walkout, mutiny, picket, boycott
Indian morcha, gherao, hartal
informal demo


1‘people began to protest at the development of nuclear power’

express opposition, raise objections, object, make a protest, dissent, take issue, make a stand, take a stand, put up a fight, kick, take exception, complain, express disapproval, disagree, express disagreement, demur, remonstrate, expostulate, make a fuss
cry out, speak out, rail, inveigh, fulminate
oppose, challenge, denounce
informal kick up a fuss, kick up a stink


2‘two dozen people protested outside the cathedral’

demonstrate, march, hold a rally, sit in, form a human chain, occupy somewhere, sleep in, stage a dirty protest, refuse to cooperate
work to rule, take industrial action, stop work, down tools, strike, go on strike, walk out, mutiny, picket somewhere
boycott something

3‘Richardson has always protested his innocence’

insist on, claim, maintain, declare, announce, profess, proclaim, assert, affirm, argue, vow, avow, aver, pledge, swear, swear to, testify to
rare asseverate