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Riot vs. Protest

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Main Difference

The main difference between Riot and Protest is that the Riot is a form of civil disorder and Protest is a expression of objection.

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  • Riot (noun)

    Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.

  • Riot (noun)

    The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.

  • Riot (noun)

    A wide and unconstrained variety.

  • Riot (noun)

    Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.

  • Riot (verb)

    To create or take part in a riot; to raise an uproar or sedition.

    "The nuclear protesters rioted outside the military base."

  • Riot (verb)

    To act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, etc.

  • Protest (verb)

    To make a strong objection.

    "How dare you, I protest!"

    "The public took to the streets to protest over the planned change to the law."

  • Protest (verb)

    To affirm (something).

    "I protest my innocence."

    "I do protest and declare"

    "…"

  • Protest (verb)

    To object to.

    "They protested the demolition of the school."

  • Protest (verb)

    To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.

  • Protest (verb)

    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.

  • Protest (noun)

    A formal objection, especially one by a group.

    "They lodged a protest with the authorities."

  • Protest (noun)

    A collective gesture of disapproval: a demonstration.

    "We held a protest in front of City Hall."

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  • Riot (noun)

    Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.

  • Riot (noun)

    Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.

  • Riot (noun)

    The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.

  • Riot (verb)

    To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.

  • Riot (verb)

    To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.

  • Riot

    To spend or pass in riot.

  • Protest (verb)

    To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow.

  • Protest (verb)

    To make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; - with against; as, he protest against your votes.

  • Protest

    To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.

  • Protest

    To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.

  • Protest (noun)

    A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal objection against some act; especially, a formal and solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the proceedings of a legislative body; as, the protest of lords in Parliament.

  • Protest (noun)

    A solemn declaration in writing, in due form, made by a notary public, usually under his notarial seal, on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting against all parties liable for any loss or damage by the nonacceptance or nonpayment of the bill, or by the nonpayment of the note, as the case may be.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Riot (noun)

    a public act of violence by an unruly mob

  • Riot (noun)

    a state of disorder involving group violence

  • Riot (noun)

    a joke that seems extremely funny

  • Riot (noun)

    a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

  • Riot (verb)

    take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot;

    "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"

  • Riot (verb)

    engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making;

    "They were out carousing last night"

  • Protest (noun)

    a formal and solemn declaration of objection;

    "they finished the game under protest to the league president"

    "the senator rose to register his protest"

    "the many protestations did not stay the execution"

  • Protest (noun)

    the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

  • Protest (noun)

    the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval;

    "he shouted his protests at the umpire"

    "a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall"

  • Protest (verb)

    utter words of protest

  • Protest (verb)

    express opposition through action or words;

    "dissent to the laws of the country"

  • Protest (verb)

    affirm or avow formally or solemnly;

    "The suspect protested his innocence"

Princeton's WordNet

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