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 (rĭ-mŏn′strāt′, rĕm′ŏn-)
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.
re·mon′stra·tive·ly adv.
re·mon′stra′tor n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remonstration - the act of expressing earnest opposition or protestremonstration - the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
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The act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition:
Slang: kick.
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nProtest m(against gegen)
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Much less could he indulge in tender remonstrations in the open street, though he was near it.
REMONSTRATION Friend is berated by Grealish and Hourihane
The Easter Sunday carnage has developed into an existential threat and remonstration for the Muslims of Sri Lanka.
Issie heard him murmur in remonstration: 'Wer Tiere qualt ist ein Unmensch.' The wasp-torturers paid no attention, regarding the cook as a non-person.
According to the demonstrators, the act of remonstration was the first step in their plan after the deadline of Feb 20 given by them for the acceptance of some of their demands (which were mentioned in the previous column) had expired without any response from the authorities.
Recorder Dapinder Singh QC said: "The victim was in his cell when he was approached by you three and there was some remonstration and argument.
Falkirk Sheriff Court was told the footage showed victim Scott Burns - the boyfriend of Bridges' sister Elle Bridges - falling on his back in the street in Talisker, Tullibody, after a "remonstration" in which Miss Bridges had been seen trying to get Burns away from her brother.
With CR7's ego out of the way, everyone is looking out for each other and playing without the fear of a remonstration from the petulant frontman.
Remonstration Motherwell's Peter Hartley speaks to ref Bobby Madden
She told magistrates: "He accepts a remonstration occurred between them and that he picked up the wooden stick.
The ruling party must have heaved a sigh of relief as the remonstration appeared to be an exercise in futility.