dissent

NounEdit

Singular
dissent

Plural
dissents

(countable)

  1. Dissent is a difference of opinion.
    In his dissent he pointed out what was wrong with the decision.
  2. Dissent can be a public protest to show disagreement with government.
    The people marched in the street, showing their dissent to the changes to the law.

VerbEdit

Plain form
dissent

Third-person singular
dissents

Past tense
dissented

Past participle
dissented

Present participle
dissenting

  1. To dissent is to disagree or have a different opinion.
    The judge strongly dissented the decision of the Supreme Court.
  2. To dissent can be to take action to show disagreement.

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