Synonyms of 'remonstrate'
He remonstrated with the referee.
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If you argue that something is true, you state it and give the reasons why you think it is true.
His lawyers are arguing that he is unfit to stand trial.
If you expostulate, you express strong disagreement with someone.
`Have some sense!' he expostulated.
Thesaurus for remonstrate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you remonstrate with someone, you protest to them about something you do not approve of or agree with, and you try to get it changed or stopped .