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Meaning & Definition of Dissent in English

English

Dissent

/dɪsɛnt/

noun

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

  • "He expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
    synonym:
  • dissent

2. A difference of opinion

    synonym:
  • dissent

3. The act of protesting

  • A public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    synonym:
  • protest
  • ,
  • objection
  • ,
  • dissent

verb

1. Withhold assent

  • "Several republicans dissented"
    synonym:
  • dissent

2. Express opposition through action or words

  • "Dissent to the laws of the country"
    synonym:
  • protest
  • ,
  • resist
  • ,
  • dissent

3. Be of different opinions

  • "I beg to differ!"
  • "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
    synonym:
  • disagree
  • ,
  • differ
  • ,
  • dissent
  • ,
  • take issue