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
Examples from the Web for remonstrative
Historical Examples of remonstrative
“Another stop for a chimbley,” he muttered, with a remonstrative growl.Life in the Red Brigade
“There, I told you how it would be,” said Sam in an ill-used, remonstrative tone.The Vast Abyss
George Manville Fenn
Clotilde turned toward the questioner a remonstrative glance.The Grandissimes
George Washington Cable
He turned back with a sort of remonstrative growl, and re-entered the back lane, but Signor Twittorini was gone.Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished
“A pretty boast for a man in present safety,” remarked the Hebrew, with a remonstrative shake of the head.The Hot Swamp
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.