remonstrate

remonstrate
verb /ˈrɛm.ən.streɪt,rɪˈmɒnstreɪt,ˈrɛmənstreɪt,rɪˈmɑːnstreɪt/

"Belinda," remonstrated Mr. Pocket, from the other end of the table, "how can you be so unreasonable?"

b) To object; to protest formally; to express disapproval.

In a recent column in The New York Times, William Safire referred to Mr. Morris as Ed. This prompted Mr. Morris to write "an open letter" to Mr. Safire remonstrating that, in his case, such usage "grates like sand in salad."


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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 — 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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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