verb (used with object), remonstrated, remonstrating.
to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
Obsolete. to show.
verb (used without object), remonstrated, remonstrating.
to present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.

1590–1600; < Medieval Latin remōnstrātus (past participle of remōnstrāre to exhibit, demonstrate), equivalent to re- re- + mōnstrā(re) to show + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate1

remonstratingly, adverb
remonstration [ree-mon-strey-shuhn, rem-uhn-] , noun
remonstrative [ri-mon-struh-tiv] , adjective
remonstratively, adverb
remonstrator [ri-mon-strey-ter] , noun
unremonstrated, adjective
unremonstrating, adjective
unremonstrative, adjective

3. argue, object, expostulate. Unabridged
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remonstrate (ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt)
vb (usually foll by with, against, etc)
1.  to argue in protest or objection: to remonstrate with the government
2.  archaic to show or point out
[C16: from Medieval Latin remonstrāre to point out (errors), from Latin re- + monstrāre to show]

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Example sentences
Both keep up the artifice throughout their courtship until the inevitable revelation, remonstration and reconciliation.
The intense training and incessant remonstration by the leadership had effectively alienated many team members.
According to statute, the grounds for remonstration are limited to questions of access and the orderly development of the area.
Discussion was had on the timing of the decision, appeals, and remonstration.
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