To remonstrate is to plead or protest with reason.verb
An example of remonstrate is for a parent to remind a child to call and check in while they’re out of the house with friends.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to say or plead in protest, objection, complaint, etc.
- Obsolete to point out; show; demonstrate
Origin: < ML remonstratus, pp. of remonstrare, to demonstrate < L re-, again + monstrare, to show: see monstrance
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verb re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing, re·mon·strates verb, transitive
Origin: Medieval Latin remōnstrāre, remōnstrāt-, to demonstrate : Latin re-, re- + Latin mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, portent; see monster).
- reˌmon·straˈtion noun
- re·monˈstra·tive adjective
- re·monˈstra·tive·ly adverb
- re·monˈstraˌtor noun