remonstrate


remonstrate
I verb admonish, advise, advise against, altercate, animadvert, argue against, berate, castigate, censure, challenge, chastise, correct, counsel, counsel against, criticize, cry out against, decry, demur, deprecate, deter, disapprove, discourage, disparage, dispute, dissuade, exhort, expostulate, express disapproval, exprobate, find fault, find flaws, frown upon, make objections, object, objurgate, oppose, protest, raise objections, rebuke, reclamare, reprehend, reproach, reprove, scold, stickle, take exception, upbraid, urge against, warn II index admonish (warn), argue, blame, castigate, caution, censure, challenge, complain (criticize), demonstrate (protest), denounce (condemn), deter, disaccord, disagree, disapprove (condemn), discourage, dissuade, expostulate, fault, oppose, oppugn, protest, reason (persuade), reprimand

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  • Remonstrate — Re*mon strate, v. i. To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; to expostulate; as, to remonstrate with a person regarding his habits; to remonstrate against proposed taxation. [1913 Webster] It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Remonstrate — Re*mon strate ( str?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remonstrated} ( str?*t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Remonstrating}.] [LL. remonstratus, p. p. of remonstrare to remonstrate; L. pref. re + monstrare to show. See {Monster}.] To point out; to show clearly; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remonstrate — (v.) 1590s, from M.L. remonstratus, pp. of remonstrare to demonstrate (see REMONSTRANCE (Cf. remonstrance)). Related: Remonstrated; remonstrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • remonstrate — expostulate, *object, protest, kick Analogous words: oppose, combat, *resist, withstand, fight: *criticize, denounce, reprobate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remonstrate — [v] argue against animadvert, blame, censure, challenge, combat, complain, criticize, decry, demur, deprecate, disapprove, disparage, dispute, dissent, except, expostulate, fight, find fault, frown upon, inveigh, kick*, nag, object, oppose, pick… …   New thesaurus

  • remonstrate — ► VERB ▪ make a forcefully reproachful protest. DERIVATIVES remonstration noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «make plain»: from Latin remonstrare demonstrate …   English terms dictionary

  • remonstrate — [ri män′strāt΄; ] also, chiefly Brit [ rem′ənstrāt΄] vt. remonstrated, remonstrating [< ML remonstratus, pp. of remonstrare, to demonstrate < L re , again + monstrare, to show: see MONSTRANCE] 1. to say or plead in protest, objection,… …   English World dictionary

  • remonstrate — v. (formal) (D; intr.) to remonstrate about; with (they remonstrated with the neighbors about the noise) * * * [ remənstreɪt] with (they remonstrated with the neighbors about the noise) (formal) (D; intr.) to remonstrate about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • remonstrate — [[t]re̱mənstreɪt, AM rɪmɒ̱nstreɪt[/t]] remonstrates, remonstrating, remonstrated VERB If you remonstrate with someone, you protest to them about something you do not approve of or agree with, and you try to get it changed or stopped. [FORMAL] [V… …   English dictionary

  • remonstrate — UK [ˈremənˌstreɪt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms remonstrate : present tense I/you/we/they remonstrate he/she/it remonstrates present participle remonstrating past tense remonstrated past participle remonstrated formal to argue with,… …   English dictionary


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