Protest vs Riots - What's the difference?

protest | riots |

As nouns the difference between protest and riots

is that protest is protest while riots is .

As a verb riots is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en verb)
  • (label) To make a strong objection.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
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  • (label) To affirm (something).
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  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:I will protest your cowardice.
  • *1919 , , (The Moon and Sixpence) ,
  • *:She flashed a smile at me, and, protesting an engagement with her dentist, jauntily walked on.
  • To object to.
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  • To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:Fiercely [they] opposed / My journey strange, with clamorous uproar / Protesting fate supreme.
  • to make a solemn written declaration, in due form, on behalf of the holder, against all parties liable for any loss or damage to be sustained by non-acceptance or non-payment of (a bill or note). This should be made by a notary public, whose seal it is the usual practice to affix.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A formal objection, especially one by a group.
  • A collective gesture of disapproval: a demonstration.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=All this has led to an explosion of protest across China, including among a middle class that has discovered nimbyism.}}


    * dissent * objection * protestation

    Derived terms

    * Protestant * protestation * protester * protest march * under protest


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  • Verb

  • (riot)
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