to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
Obsolete. to show.
to present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.
- re·mon·strat·ing·ly, adverb
- re·mon·stra·tion [ree-mon-strey-shuhn, rem-uhn-], /ˌri mɒnˈstreɪ ʃən, ˌrɛm ən-/, noun
- re·mon·stra·tive [ri-mon-struh-tiv], /rɪˈmɒn strə tɪv/, adjective
- re·mon·stra·tive·ly, adverb
- re·mon·stra·tor [ri-mon-strey-ter], /rɪˈmɒn streɪ tər/, noun
- un·re·mon·strat·ed, adjective
- un·re·mon·strat·ing, adjective
- un·re·mon·stra·tive, adjective
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How to use remonstrate in a sentence
Others still remonstrated women for “choosing their career over their children” without ever questioning why employers demand so much of their employees that it has to be one or the other.
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 | Peter Jukes | October 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I have given this tedious detail to urge and embolden others to remonstrate against it.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Ruth could not darn the rent in her dress with this continual motion, and she looked up to remonstrate.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
None the less however did our worthy preceptress take occasion to remonstrate.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
I ventured to remonstrate with M. d'Infreville, not from any feeling of jealousy, Heaven knows!The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
Some of the king's household having voted against the government, Rockingham went to the king to remonstrate with him.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for remonstrate
(usually foll by with, against, etc) to argue in protest or objection: to remonstrate with the government
archaic to show or point out
- remonstration, noun
- remonstrative (rɪˈmɒnstrətɪv), adjective
- remonstrator, noun
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