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Synonyms for dissent

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  1. dissentverb

    To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).

    agreement, assent, capitulation, consensus, allow, accept, agree, follow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissentnoun

    (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority

    "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"

    protest, objection

    assent, acquiesce, accede

  2. dissentnoun

    a difference of opinion

    protest, objection

    accede, assent, acquiesce

  3. protest, objection, dissentverb

    the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

    protest, remonstrance, remonstration, objection, protestation, expostulation

    accede, acquiesce, assent

  4. dissentverb

    withhold assent

    "Several Republicans dissented"

    differ, resist, protest, take issue, disagree

    accede, assent, acquiesce

  5. protest, resist, dissentverb

    express opposition through action or words

    "dissent to the laws of the country"

    baulk, reject, stand, disagree, resist, hold out, fend, withstand, balk, take issue, jib, stand firm, defy, refuse, protest, differ

    acquiesce, accede, assent

  6. disagree, differ, dissent, take issueverb

    be of different opinions

    "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

    differ, disaccord, protest, discord, resist, disagree, take issue

    accede, assent, acquiesce

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dissentverb

    withhold assent, refuse to agree

  2. dissentnoun

    disagreement, difference of opinion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dissentnoun

    dissension, disagreement, variance, nonconformity, dissidence

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  1. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

  2. Henry Louis Mencken:

    The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.

  3. Patrick Gathara:

    This is a government that is looking to stifle dissent, they're saying that Kenyans need to accept a limitation on their civil rights in order to have an effective fight against terrorism. But they haven't defined how our rights are impeding the war on terror.

  4. Samuel Stretton:

    This was his way of misguided political dissent, he accepts the responsibility.

  5. Rachel Moran:

    I'm sure if the court reverses the lower court decisions, there will be a dissent arguing that they should have upheld the decisions. So, it could be a fragmented court, but the majority might be split between people who say diversity is not compelling and people who say, ‘Wait, we still want to recognize that it’s compelling, but we don't believe Harvard or North Carolina offered sufficient evidence that the programs were necessary,'.

Translations for dissent

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  • معارArabic
  • разногласие, разкол, не се съгласявам, несъгласиеBulgarian
  • dissentierenGerman
  • αντίρρησηGreek
  • disensión, discrepar, disentirSpanish
  • olla eri mieltä, toisinajatteluFinnish
  • mì-chòrd, eas-aontaScottish Gaelic
  • मतभेदHindi
  • discrepare, disconvenire, dissentire, divergereItalian
  • afwijking van mening, van mening verschillenDutch
  • buntPolish
  • dissentir, discordarPortuguese
  • инакомыслие, несогласие, во, расходиться, раскол, разногласиеRussian
  • ไม่เห็นด้วยThai
  • ІнакомисленняUkrainian
  • 异议Chinese

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