Protest and Tell


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Protest verb – To state as a fact usually forcefully.
Tell and protest are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Protest".
Nearby Words: protestation, protested, protesting, protester, protestor
Synonyms for Protest


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Protest and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Protest" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

girl protest girl tell girl
name protest name tell name
way protest way tell way

Both words in one sentence

  • He doesn't tell her he's applied to school in Rome until after his acceptance to reduce her space to protest.
  • Western Animation / Titan A.E. They found out later that this would actually increase the likelihood of death and rewrote that scene to have Korso tell Cale to exhale (to a bit of vocal protest from Cale).
  • We will protest, because you cannot tell a concept not to raise its fist in anger!
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Tell or Protest. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2020.

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