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.
See remonstrate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ML remonstratus, pp. of remonstrare, to demonstrate < L re-, again + monstrare, to show: see monstrance
See remonstrate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing, re·mon·strates verb, transitive
Origin: Medieval Latin remōnstrāre, remōnstrāt-, to demonstrate
Origin: : Latin re-, re-
Origin: + Latin mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, portent; see monster).
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