Synonyms of protest in English:

protest


See US English definition of protest

See UK English definition of protest

See Spanish definition of protesta

noun

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

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

support, approval

2‘women staged a protest outside the gates’

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

verb

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

SYNONYMS
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
ANTONYMS

acquiesce

2‘two dozen people protested outside the cathedral’

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

3‘Richardson has always protested his innocence’

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