Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.


 (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.
References in classic literature ?
The man from Shropshire ventures another remonstrative "My lord
Pollyanna opened wide her eyes at the remonstrative dismay in her aunt's voice.
engaging a question that has animated Chinese literary history since the late Western Han: how could fu poetry successfully turn the emperor toward restrained and morally proper models of rulership, a remonstrative aim that was supposedly the form's raison d'etre, when it indulged in precisely the sort of ostentatious display and pleasure that it condemned?