- To remonstrate is to plead or protest with reason.
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.
remonstrate definition by Webster's New World
- to say or plead in protest, objection, complaint, etc.
- Obsolete to point out; show; demonstrate
Origin: ; from Midieval Latin remonstratus, past participle of remonstrare, to demonstrate ; from Classical Latin re-, again plush monstrare, to show: see monstrance
remonstrate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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