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re·mon·strate

 (rĭ-mŏn′strāt′, rĕm′ŏn-)
v. re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing, re·mon·strates
v.tr.
To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof.
v.intr.
To reason or plead in protest; present an objection. See Synonyms at object.

[Medieval Latin remōnstrāre, remōnstrāt-, to demonstrate : Latin re-, re- + Latin mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, portent; see monster).]

re′mon·stra′tion (rē′mŏn-strā′shən, rĕm′ən-) n.
re·mon′stra·tive (rĭ-mŏn′strə-tĭv) adj.
re·mon′stra·tive·ly adv.
re·mon′stra′tor n.

remonstrate

(ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt)
vb
1. (intr) (usually foll by: with, against, etc) to argue in protest or objection: to remonstrate with the government.
2. (tr) archaic to show or point out (a fault, etc)
[C16: from Medieval Latin remonstrāre to point out (errors), from Latin re- + monstrāre to show]
ˌremonˈstration n
remonstrative adj
ˈremonˌstrator n

re•mon•strate

(rɪˈmɒn streɪt)

v.t., v.i. -strat•ed, -strat•ing.
to reason or plead in protest, objection, or complaint.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin remōnstrātus, past participle of remōnstrāre to exhibit, demonstrate = Latin re- re- + mōnstrāre to show; see -ate1]
re•mon′strat•ing•ly, adv.
re•mon•stra•tion (ˌri mɒnˈstreɪ ʃən, ˌrɛm ən-) n.
re•mon′stra•tive (-strə tɪv) adj.
re•mon′stra•tive•ly, adv.
re•mon′stra•tor, n.

remonstrate


Past participle: remonstrated
Gerund: remonstrating

Imperative
remonstrate
remonstrate
Present
I remonstrate
you remonstrate
he/she/it remonstrates
we remonstrate
you remonstrate
they remonstrate
Preterite
I remonstrated
you remonstrated
he/she/it remonstrated
we remonstrated
you remonstrated
they remonstrated
Present Continuous
I am remonstrating
you are remonstrating
he/she/it is remonstrating
we are remonstrating
you are remonstrating
they are remonstrating
Present Perfect
I have remonstrated
you have remonstrated
he/she/it has remonstrated
we have remonstrated
you have remonstrated
they have remonstrated
Past Continuous
I was remonstrating
you were remonstrating
he/she/it was remonstrating
we were remonstrating
you were remonstrating
they were remonstrating
Past Perfect
I had remonstrated
you had remonstrated
he/she/it had remonstrated
we had remonstrated
you had remonstrated
they had remonstrated
Future
I will remonstrate
you will remonstrate
he/she/it will remonstrate
we will remonstrate
you will remonstrate
they will remonstrate
Future Perfect
I will have remonstrated
you will have remonstrated
he/she/it will have remonstrated
we will have remonstrated
you will have remonstrated
they will have remonstrated
Future Continuous
I will be remonstrating
you will be remonstrating
he/she/it will be remonstrating
we will be remonstrating
you will be remonstrating
they will be remonstrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been remonstrating
you have been remonstrating
he/she/it has been remonstrating
we have been remonstrating
you have been remonstrating
they have been remonstrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been remonstrating
you will have been remonstrating
he/she/it will have been remonstrating
we will have been remonstrating
you will have been remonstrating
they will have been remonstrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been remonstrating
you had been remonstrating
he/she/it had been remonstrating
we had been remonstrating
you had been remonstrating
they had been remonstrating
Conditional
I would remonstrate
you would remonstrate
he/she/it would remonstrate
we would remonstrate
you would remonstrate
they would remonstrate
Past Conditional
I would have remonstrated
you would have remonstrated
he/she/it would have remonstrated
we would have remonstrated
you would have remonstrated
they would have remonstrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.remonstrate - argue in protest or opposition
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
2.remonstrate - present and urge reasons in opposition
represent - point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
3.remonstrate - censure severely or angrilyremonstrate - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

remonstrate

verb (Formal) protest, challenge, argue, take issue, object, complain, dispute, dissent, take exception, expostulate He remonstrated with the referee.

remonstrate

verb
To express opposition, often by argument:
Informal: kick, squawk.
Idioms: set up a squawk, take exception.
Translations

remonstrate

[ˈremənstreɪt] VI (= protest) → protestar, quejarse; (= argue) → discutir
to remonstrate about sthprotestar contra algo, poner reparos a algo
to remonstrate with sbreconvenir a algn

remonstrate

[ˈrɛmənstreɪt] vi
to remonstrate with sb → se plaindre à qn

remonstrate

viprotestieren (against gegen); to remonstrate with somebody (about something)jdm Vorhaltungen (wegen etw) machen

remonstrate

[ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt] vi (frm) → protestare
to remonstrate with sb about sth → fare le proprie rimostranze a qn circa qc
References in classic literature ?
The only person, of course, that could remonstrate with telling effect was our captain, himself a man of dare-devil tradition; and really, for me, who knew under whom I was serving, those were impressive scenes.
I only tell you this, in case you feel inclined to remonstrate.
And Aunt Polly, in the sitting room--who abhorred cats--fell back in her chair with a gasp of dismay, powerless to remonstrate.