remonstrate

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

Definition of remonstrate

remonstrated; remonstrating
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

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


REMONSTRATE Defined for English Language Learners

remonstrate

verb

Definition of remonstrate for English Language Learners

  • : to disagree and argue or complain about something


REMONSTRATE Defined for Kids

remonstrate

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

Definition of remonstrate for Students

remonstrated; remonstrating


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