American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof.
- v. To reason or plead in protest; present an objection. See Synonyms at object.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To exhibit; demonstrate; prove.
- To exhibit or present strong reasons against an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; expostulate: as, to remonstrate with a person on his conduct; conscience remonstrates against a profligate life.
- Synonyms Reprove, Rebuke, etc. (see censure), object, protest, reason, complain.
- To show by a strong representation of reasons; set forth forcibly; show clearly.
- To show or point out again.
- v. intransitive To object; to express disapproval (with, against).
- v. intransitive Specifically, to lodge an official objection (especially by means of a remonstrance) with a monarch or other ruling body.
- v. transitive To state or plead as an objection, formal protest, or expression of disapproval.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To point out; to show clearly; to make plain or manifest; hence, to prove; to demonstrate.
- v. To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; to expostulate.
- v. argue in protest or opposition
- v. censure severely or angrily
- v. present and urge reasons in opposition
- From (the participle stem of) Late Latin remonstro, from Latin re- + monstro. (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin remōnstrāre, remōnstrāt-, to demonstrate : Latin re-, re- + Latin mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, portent; see monster). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mr Martin said he did walk over and "remonstrate" with opposition staff, but did not swear at them.”
“Mr Martin said he did walk over and "remonstrate" with Opposition staff, but did not swear at them.”
“You [illegible word] what I have paid for the enclosed, and must remonstrate with him if he is wrong. —”
“This year I was too busy to fulminate about it, too busy to remonstrate or dismiss or despair, and now the opportunity is gone forever.”
“Elena tries to remonstrate Jeremy to stay away from Vicki, though Jeremy of course refuses to listen.”
“Let's hope they can remonstrate a Senators which a "yes" vote is needed immediately.”
“Aruz (Rice): is dry, though Hakims remonstrate as to either it is prohibited or cold.”
“They gossip in algebra and remonstrate in differential calculus.”
“Soon after their arrival, the atmosphere changed and Murdoch began to remonstrate with them about the Independent's coverage of his affairs.”
“She wondered if he thought that she was going to appeal to him to resume their affair, or remonstrate with him in some way.”
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