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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Protest  \Pro*test"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Protested};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Protesting}.]  [F.  protester,  L.  protestari  pro 
  before  +  testari  to  be  a  witness,  testis  a  witness.  See 
  1.  To  affirm  in  a  public  or  formal  manner;  to  bear  witness; 
  to  declare  solemnly;  to  avow. 
  He  protest  that  his  measures  are  pacific.  --Landor. 
  The  lady  doth  protest  too  much  methinks.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  make  a  solemn  declaration  (often  a  written  one) 
  expressive  of  opposition;  --  with  against;  as  he  protest 
  against  your  votes.  --Denham. 
  The  conscience  has  power  .  .  .  to  protest  againts 
  the  exorbitancies  of  the  passions.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  affirm;  asseverate;  assert;  aver;  attest;  testify; 
  declare;  profess.  See  {Affirm}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  making  a  protest  [syn:  {protesting(a)},  {protestant}] 

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