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v. re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing, re·mon·strates
To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof.
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.
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]
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•stra•tion (ˌri mɒnˈstreɪ ʃən, ˌrɛm ən-) n.
re•mon′stra•tive (-strə tɪv) adj.
Past participle: remonstrated
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|Verb||1.||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 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"|
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, take to task, reprimand, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, trounce, jaw, rag
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
to remonstrate with sb → se plaindre à qn