[ ri-mon-streyt ]
/ rɪˈmɒn streɪt /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM remonstrate
re·mon·strat·ing·ly, adverbre·mon·stra·tion [ree-mon-strey-shuhn, rem-uhn-], /ˌri mɒnˈstreɪ ʃən, ˌrɛm ən-/, nounre·mon·stra·tive [ri-mon-struh-tiv], /rɪˈmɒn strə tɪv/, adjectivere·mon·stra·tive·ly, adverb
re·mon·stra·tor [ri-mon-strey-ter], /rɪˈmɒn streɪ tər/, nounun·re·mon·strat·ed, adjectiveun·re·mon·strat·ing, adjectiveun·re·mon·stra·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for remonstrate
/ (ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt) /
(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 remonstrateremonstration, 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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