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remonstrate

[ ri-mon-streyt ]
/ r瑟藞m蓲n stre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), re路mon路strat路ed, re路mon路strat路ing.
to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
Obsolete. to show.
verb (used without object), re路mon路strat路ed, re路mon路strat路ing.
to present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.
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Origin of remonstrate

1590鈥1600; <Medieval Latin rem艒nstr膩tus (past participle of rem艒nstr膩re to exhibit, demonstrate), equivalent to re-re- + m艒nstr膩(re) to show + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for remonstrate

remonstrate
/ (藞r蓻m蓹n藢stre瑟t) /

verb (intr)
(usually foll by with, against, etc) to argue in protest or objectionto remonstrate with the government
archaic to show or point out

Derived forms of remonstrate

remonstration, nounremonstrative (r瑟藞m蓲nstr蓹t瑟v), adjectiveremonstrator, noun

Word Origin for remonstrate

C16: from Medieval Latin remonstr膩re to point out (errors), from Latin re- + monstr膩re to show
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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