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remonstrate (ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt Pronunciation for remonstrate



  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 Pronunciation for remonstrative  adjective
ˈremonˌstrator noun

Word Origin

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

Example Sentences Including 'remonstrate'

And before he could remonstrate she had turned and run back into the house.
Fraser, Anthea The Gospel Makers
Clifford however was instructed to remonstrate with the absent Marshall and Lovett.
Jenkins, Roy Truman
I heard a woman trying to remonstrate with him, but he cut her off with more shouts.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
It turned out there'd been a near miss out on the circuit and one driver had decided to remonstrate with the other.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Neighbours think that Owen Murphy, 73, of West Belfast, had gone out to remonstrate with drunken youths.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
She said many of those cases started when people got out of their cars to remonstrate with other motorists.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Yet not one Bulldogs player saw fit to remonstrate with Mooney.
The Australian (2004)
`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


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