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DISSENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissent mean? 

DISSENT (noun)
  The noun DISSENT has 3 senses:

1. (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
2. a difference of opinion
3. the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

  Familiarity information: DISSENT used as a noun is uncommon.


DISSENT (verb)
  The verb DISSENT has 3 senses:

1. withhold assent
2. express opposition through action or words
3. be of different opinions

  Familiarity information: DISSENT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSENT (noun)


Sense 1dissent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion

Hypernyms ("dissent" is a kind of...):

objection (the speech act of objecting)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2dissent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A difference of opinion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dissent" is a kind of...):

disagreement (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)


Sense 3dissent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

protest; dissent; objection

Hypernyms ("dissent" is a kind of...):

resistance (group action in opposition to those in power)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissent"):

boycott (a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies)

direct action (a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands)

demonstration; manifestation (a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature))

walkout (the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest)


DISSENT (verb)


Sense 1dissent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Withhold assent

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Several Republicans dissented

Hypernyms (to "dissent" is one way to...):

differ; disagree; dissent; take issue (be of different opinions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Antonym:

assent (to agree or express agreement)


Sense 2dissent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express opposition through action or words

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

dissent; protest; resist

Context example:

dissent to the laws of the country

Hypernyms (to "dissent" is one way to...):

contradict; controvert; oppose (be resistant to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dissent"):

strike; walk out (stop work in order to press demands)

demonstrate; march (march in protest; take part in a demonstration)

arise; rebel; rise; rise up (take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance)

rebel; renegade (break with established customs)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3dissent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be of different opinions

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

take issue; disagree; differ; dissent

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dissent"):

contradict; contravene; negate (deny the truth of)

clash (disagree violently)

dissent (withhold assent)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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