object

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. thing, item; goal, aim, purpose, objective. See substance, intention. — v. i. disapprove, demur, challenge, protest, resist, kick. See disapprobation, dissent, unity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A corporeal body]
Syn. article, something, gadget; see thing 1 .
2. [A purpose]
Syn. objective, aim, intention, wish; see purpose 1 .
3. [One who receives]
Syn. recipient, target, victim; see receiver .
See Synonym Study at intention . v.
Syn. oppose, protest, demur, dispute, remonstrate, expostulate, raise objections, take exception to, disapprove, dissent, take a stand against, cry out against, put up a fight, kick*; see also complain 1 , oppose 1 .
Syn.- object implies opposition to something, whether openly expressed or not, because of strong dislike or disapproval [ I object to their meddling ] ; protest implies the making of strong, often formal, spoken or written objection to something [ they protested the New tax increases ] ; remonstrate implies protest and argument in demonstrating to another that he or she is wrong or blameworthy [ he remonstrated against her hostile attitude ] ; expostulate suggests strong, earnest pleading or argument to change another's views or actions [ his father expostulated with him about his impulsiveness ] ; demur implies the raising of objections or the taking of exception so as to delay action [ I demurred at her proposal to keep the store open late ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. thing item, subject, article, entity.
2. purpose aim, intent, goal, objective, target, end.
II
v.
disapprove, protest, oppose, demur, inveigh, except, remonstrate.
ANT.: approve, assent, agree, support
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something having material existence: article, item, thing. See THING. 2. One that exists independently: being, entity, existence, existent, individual, something, thing. See BE, THING. 3. A separate and distinct portion of matter: body, bulk, mass. See MATTER. 4. What one intends to do or achieve: aim, ambition, design, end, goal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, objective, point, purpose, target, view, why. Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore. See PLANNED, PURPOSE. II verb 1. To express opposition, often by argument: challenge, demur, except, expostulate, inveigh, protest, remonstrate. Informal: kick, squawk. Idioms: set up a squawk, take exception. See SUPPORT. 2. To have an objection: care, mind. See CONCERN. 3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion of: deprecate, disapprove, discountenance, dises-teem, disfavor, frown on (or upon). Idioms: hold no brief for, not go for, take a dim view of, take exception to. See LIKE.

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