verb (used with object), re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing.
Origin of remonstrate
Synonyms for remonstrate
Related Words for remonstrationcriticism, grievance, stink, discontent, expostulation, question, dissatisfaction, protest, displeasure, shrinking, hesitation, revilement, gripe, disapproval, doubt, dislike, kick, reluctance, cavil, squawk
Word Origin for remonstrate
late 15c., from Medieval Latin remonstrationem (nominative remonstratio), noun of action from past participle stem of remonstrare (see remonstrance).
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.