remonstrate

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verb re·mon·strate \ˈre-mən-ˌstrāt, ri-ˈmän-\

Definition of remonstrate

remonstrated

;

remonstrating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to present and urge reasons in opposition :  expostulate —usually used with with

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to say or plead in protest, reproof, or opposition

remonstration

play \ˌre-mən-ˈstrā-shən, ri-ˌmän-\ noun

remonstrative

play \ri-ˈmän(t)-strə-tiv\ adjective

remonstratively

adverb

remonstrator

play \ˈre-mən-ˌstrā-tər, ri-ˈmän-\ noun

Examples of remonstrate in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of remonstrate

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


First Known Use: 1615


REMONSTRATE Defined for English Language Learners

remonstrate

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verb re·mon·strate \ˈre-mən-ˌstrāt, ri-ˈmän-\

Definition of remonstrate for English Language Learners

  • : to disagree and argue or complain about something


REMONSTRATE Defined for Kids

remonstrate

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verb re·mon·strate \ˈre-mən-ˌstrāt, ri-ˈmän-\

Definition of remonstrate for Students

remonstrated

;

remonstrating

  1. :  1protest 1



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