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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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Art's no 'Mede remonstrator'-- Den raw slag is!" Sita raled.