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 for Protested
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protest \Pro*test"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Protested; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Protesting.] [F. protester, L. protestari, pro
     before + testari to be a witness, testis a witness. See
     Testify.]
     1. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness;
        to declare solemnly; to avow.
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              He protest that his measures are pacific. --Landor.
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              The lady doth protest too much, methinks. --Shak.
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     2. To make a solemn declaration (often a written one)
        expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest
        against your votes. --Denham.
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              The conscience has power . . . to protest againts
              the exorbitancies of the passions.    --Shak.
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     Syn: To affirm; asseverate; assert; aver; attest; testify;
          declare; profess. See Affirm.
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