From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishobjectionob‧jec‧tion /əbˈdʒekʃən/ ●●○ W3 noun 1 AGAINST/OPPOSE[countable, uncountable] a reason that you have for opposing or disapproving of something, or something you say that expresses this Her objection was that he was too young.objection to He had moral objections to killing animals for food.over the objections of somebody (=in spite of their objections) The bill was passed over the objections of many Democrats.2 objection!COLLOCATIONSverbshave an objectionDoes anyone have any objections to the proposal?make an objection (=say what your objection is)The Parish Council made several objections to the changes.raise/voice an objection (=make an objection)His father raised no objections when John told him that he wanted to become a dancer.meet somebody’s objections (=change something so that someone will no longer object)He altered the plans to meet the objections of community leaders.withdraw an objection (=stop objecting to something)The FBI withdrew its objections to publishing the information.lodge an objection (=formally make an objection)Residents have lodged an objection to the new development.adjectivesa strong objectionParents at the school have voiced strong objections to the closure.a serious/major objectionThere were serious objections to using the videotaped evidence at the trial.the main objectionOne of the main objections was that classes were being taught by untrained staff.a fundamental objectionA fundamental objection is that the church should not be part of the government.a moral objectionHe has expressed moral objections to this type of research.a religious objectionRoman Catholics have religious objections to the use of contraceptives.(a) conscientious objection (=the fact of refusing to become a solider because of your moral or religious beliefs)Conscientious objection to military service is seen by the United Nations as part of your right to freedom of thought.COMMON ERRORSDon’t say ‘say an objection’. Say make an objection.
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objectionIf anyone has any objections, please let us know as soon as possible.This characteristic has important implications for two elements of the sales process: handling objections and the close.There were moral objections to house lizards being senselessly butchered by madmen.Nevertheless, Macmillan had no objection to experimental steps being taken in that direction.If you have no objection, I would like to use your name as a reference when I start applying for jobs.When I told him about my plans, my father raised one objection after another.A more substantial objection is why neither Karen nor I had dived in to try and save Dennis.Locke faces the objection that there is no historical evidence for his account of the creation of political authority.Yet this objection is easily answered once the hormonal theory is taken into account.Democrats are now engaged in a full-scale legislative blockade, stopping all bills with objections and threatened filibusters.objection toHer biggest objection to pets is that they're dirty.
objection!objection!spoken formal said by lawyers to a judge in a court when they think that what another lawyer has just said should not be allowed objection