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dissent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dissent

(noun) (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
Example Sentence
  • he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion

(noun) a difference of opinion
(noun) the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
Synonyms : objection , protest

(verb) withhold assent
Example Sentence
  • Several Republicans dissented

(verb) express opposition through action or words
Synonyms : protest , resist
Example Sentence
  • dissent to the laws of the country

(verb) be of different opinions
Synonyms : differ , disagree , take issue
Example Sentence
  • I beg to differ!
  • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dissent

ASSENT, ACCORD etc mean, to agree and DISSENT, DISCORD etc mean to disagree.
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dis+assent=> opposite of agreement=>to refute
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by jk18

dissent sounds like descend...The team's score descended(went down) due to disagreements (difference in opinion) between players.
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by paula_3004

dissent..i dont agree with this(dis) sent(scent-perfume)..i hate it..disagreement
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by amarendar

sirf (dis )20 bis cent log agree hue, matlab bakisab to disagree hue na
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by swap.kamble

dissent-imagine your dai has sent you away from your house because he disagrees with you
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by santosh pokhrel

dis + sent = opposite sense (similarly assent)
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by anudeep477

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