remonstrate


re·mon·strate

verb \ˈre-mən-ˌstrāt, ri-ˈmän-\

: to disagree and argue or complain about something

re·mon·strat·edre·mon·strat·ing

Full Definition of REMONSTRATE

intransitive verb
:  to present and urge reasons in opposition :  expostulate —usually used with with
transitive verb
:  to say or plead in protest, reproof, or opposition
re·mon·stra·tion \ˌre-mən-ˈstrā-shən, ri-ˈman-\ noun
re·mon·stra·tive \ri-ˈmän(t)-strə-tiv\ adjective
re·mon·stra·tive·ly adverb
re·mon·stra·tor \ˈre-mən-ˌstrā-tər, ri-ˈmän-\ noun

Examples of REMONSTRATE

  1. He got angry when I politely remonstrated with him about littering.

Origin of REMONSTRATE

Medieval Latin remonstratus, past participle of remonstrare to demonstrate, from Latin re- + monstrare to show — more at muster
First Known Use: 1695

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