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remonstrate

[ ri-mon-streyt ]
/ rɪˈmɒn streɪt /
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verb (used with object), re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing.

to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
Obsolete. to show.

verb (used without object), re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing.

to present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.

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Origin of remonstrate

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
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  • I was overwrought with pain and endurance, and came very close to physical remonstration.

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British Dictionary definitions for remonstrate

remonstrate
/ (ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt) /

verb (intr)

(usually foll by with, against, etc) to argue in protest or objectionto remonstrate with the government
archaic to show or point out
remonstration, nounremonstrative (rɪˈmɒnstrətɪv), adjectiveremonstrator, noun
C16: from Medieval Latin remonstrāre to point out (errors), from Latin re- + monstrāre to show
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