- to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
- Obsolete. to show.
- to present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.
Origin of remonstrate
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Examples from the Web for remonstrate
Both Hames and Church took to Twitter to remonstrate with the media mogul, demanding an apology.Rupert Murdoch’s Future Rests on News Corp. Shareholders Meeting
October 15, 2012
But he did not retrace his steps in order to remonstrate with her severely in the street.The Secret Agent
"It is of no use to say that," Jenkins ventured meekly to remonstrate.
Poor Jenkins watched her with despairing eyes, not venturing to remonstrate.
It was in vain for the politic father to remonstrate with the headstrong son.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
From time to time, however, they went back to knock at Martine's door to remonstrate with her.Doctor Pascal
- (usually foll by with, against, etc) to argue in protest or objectionto remonstrate with the government
- archaic to show or point out
Word Origin and History for remonstrate
1590s, "make plain," back-formation from remonstration, or else from Medieval Latin remonstratus, past participle of remonstrare "to demonstrate" (see remonstrance). Meaning "to exhibit or present strong reasons against" is from 1690s. Related: Remonstrated; remonstrating.