Wednesday, April 07, 2004
remonstrate intransitive verb [rih-MAHN-strayt; REH-mun-strayt] To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings -- usually used with 'with'.
Definitions for remonstrate
- To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings -- usually used with 'with'.
- To say or plead in protest, opposition, or reproof.
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Citations for remonstrate
If a hailstorm starts, surely instead of remonstrating with it, you try to take shelter.
When things went beyond the control of her forceful personality, inventiveness or charm, if the problem was something she could not alter or manipulate, she didn't pine or remonstrate, she merely buried what was threatening or damaging to her sense of worth.
Origin of remonstrate
Remonstrate comes from Medieval Latin remonstrare, "to show again, to point back to, as a fault," from re- + monstrare, "to show."