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re•mon•strate /rɪˈmɑnstreɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  -strat•ed, -strat•ing. 
  1. to argue or protest in objection or complaint: [no object;  (~ + about + object)]He remonstrated about their rudeness.[+ that clause]He remonstrated that they were rude.
See -monstr-.
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re•mon•strate  (ri monstrāt),USA pronunciation v.,  -strat•ed, -strat•ing. 
  1. to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval.
  2. [Obs.]to show.

  1. to present reasons in complaint; plead in protest.
re•monstrat•ing•ly, adv. 
re•mon•stra•tion  (rē′mon strāshən, rem′ən-),USA pronunciation n.  re•mon•stra•tive  (ri monstrə tiv),USA pronunciation adj.  re•monstra•tive•ly, adv. 
re•mon•stra•tor  (ri monstrā tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Medieval Latin remōnstrātus (past participle of remōnstrāre to exhibit, demonstrate), equivalent. to re- re- + mōnstrā(re) to show + -tus past participle suffix; see -ate1
  • 1590–1600
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged argue, object, expostulate.

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remonstrate /ˈrɛmənˌstreɪt/ vb (intransitive)
  1. usually followed by with, against, etc: to argue in protest or objection: to remonstrate with the government
Etymology: 16th Century: from Medieval Latin remonstrāre to point out (errors), from Latin re- + monstrāre to show

ˌremonˈstration n remonstrative /rɪˈmɒnstrətɪv/ adj ˈremonˌstrator n

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