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dissent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Politics, Law
dissentdis‧sent1 /dɪˈsent/ ●○○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]PP refusal to agree with an official decision or accepted opinion syn opposition, → consent, assent 🔊 the ruthless suppression of political dissent 🔊 These voices of dissent grew louder.2 [countable] lawSCT a statement by a judge giving their reasons for disagreeing with the other judges in a law case
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dissentIf dissent is voiced, self-appointed mind-guards apply verbal and non-verbal pressure to isolate dissenters.No dissent from or criticism of Kim Il Sung, his tenets, or his decisions was permitted.And the entire team were warned about their over-enthusiastic appealing and shows of dissent.Bodie ignored the sounds of dissent.During the Prime Minister's speech there were several murmurs of open dissent from the crowd.Chapter 5 looks at attempts to explain violent political dissent and the surge of revolutionary movements.The Communist authorities have done nothing less than silence all public dissent.At no time, however, did they use such draconian measures to stifle dissent.Ministers might justly argue that in this case the dissent is also politically ambiguous, given the diverse support for the amendment.Anti-war dissent was increasing by the time Nixon took office.voices of dissentAlthough voices of dissent are being heard, there is no sign of the supermodel phenomenon abating in the near future.He said there would always be some voices of dissent.The voices of dissent were effectively smothered.
Related topics: Government
dissentdissent2 verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PGRRto say that you disagree with an official decision or accepted opiniondissent from 🔊 Few historians would dissent from this view. 🔊 There are some dissenting voices (=people who do not agree) among the undergraduates.see thesaurus at disagree2 law if a judge dissents, they say formally that they do not agree with the other judges in a law case
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dissentThe decision was supported by almost everyone. Baldwin was the only one to dissent.The barrister member, Miss Anne Rafferty, dissented.I respectfully dissent and would reverse.Romer L.J., at p. 652, did not dissent but expressed a doubt.We do not dissent from that proposition.Another dissented from the final figure, holding out for a lower award.No one dared dissent from the official party line.That ratification depends on Parliament only dissenting in legally ambiguous ways?Justice Frank Murphy dissented separately and voted to affirm the conviction.Blair would be wise to listen to some of the dissenting voices in his party.dissenting voicesThere were only a couple of critically dissenting voices.With dissenting voices now silent, it became easier to bomb than to talk.Very few dissenting voices were heard on the left.
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Verb table
dissent
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydissent
he, she, itdissents
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydissented
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dissented
he, she, ithas dissented
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dissented
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dissent
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dissented
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dissenting
he, she, itis dissenting
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you, we, theyare dissenting
Past
I, he, she, itwas dissenting
you, we, theywere dissenting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dissenting
he, she, ithas been dissenting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dissenting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dissenting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dissenting
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