- to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
- Obsolete. to show.
- to present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.
Origin of remonstrate
Synonyms for remonstrate
Related Words for remonstrationscriticism, grievance, stink, discontent, expostulation, question, dissatisfaction, protest, displeasure, shrinking, hesitation, revilement, gripe, disapproval, doubt, dislike, kick, reluctance, cavil, squawk
- (usually foll by with, against, etc) to argue in protest or objectionto remonstrate with the government
- archaic to show or point out
Word Origin for remonstrate
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.