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remonstrate (ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt



  1. (intransitive) usually foll by with, against, etc to argue in protest or objection   ⇒  ■ to remonstrate with the government
  2. (transitive) (archaic) to show or point out (a fault, etc)

Derived Forms

ˌremonˈstration  noun
remonstrative (rɪˈmɒnstrətɪv   adjective
ˈremonˌstrator  noun

Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin remonstrāre to point out (errors), from Latin re- + monstrāre to show

Example Sentences Including 'remonstrate'

I heard a woman trying to remonstrate with him, but he cut her off with more shouts.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
`Mildred... "Sarah Ellis had raised a hand, meekly, as though to remonstrate gently with her companion, calm her down.
Lewis, Roy A Trout in the Milk
And before he could remonstrate she had turned and run back into the house.
Fraser, Anthea The Gospel Makers


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