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remonstrate (v.)

1590s, "make plain, show clearly," a sense now obsolete, a 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" an act, measure, etc. is from 1690s. Related: Remonstrated; remonstrating.

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Definitions of remonstrate from WordNet

remonstrate (v.)
argue in protest or opposition;
remonstrate (v.)
present and urge reasons in opposition;
Synonyms: point out
remonstrate (v.)
censure severely or angrily;
Synonyms: call on the carpet / take to task / rebuke / rag / trounce / lecture / reprimand / jaw / dress down / call down / scold / chide / berate / bawl out / chew out / chew up / have words / lambaste / lambast
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