Synonyms of protest in English:

protest


See definition of protest

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, 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


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, 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’

SYNONYMS

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

rare asseverate