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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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How to use remonstrate in a sentence

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

    The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley

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

Derived forms of remonstrate

remonstration, nounremonstrative (rɪˈmɒnstrətɪv), adjectiveremonstrator, noun

Word Origin for remonstrate

C16: from Medieval Latin remonstrāre to point out (errors), from Latin re- + monstrāre to show
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