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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·test v. i. [imp. & p. p. Protested; p. pr. & vb. n. Protesting.]
 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.
    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) 2.0

      adj : making a protest [syn: protesting(a), protestant]