Remonstrate Definition

rĭ-mŏnstrāt, rĕmŏn-
remonstrated, remonstrates, remonstrating
remonstrated, remonstrates, remonstrating
To say or plead in protest, objection, complaint, etc.
Webster's New World
To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate.
Webster's New World
To point out; show; demonstrate.
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To object; to express disapproval (with, against).


(intransitive, chiefly historical) Specifically, to lodge an official objection (especially by means of a remonstrance) with a monarch or other ruling body.


Origin of Remonstrate

  • Medieval Latin remōnstrāre remōnstrāt- to demonstrate Latin re- re- Latin mōnstrāre to show (from mōnstrum portent monster)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From (the participle stem of) Late Latin remōnstrō, from Latin re- + mōnstrō.

    From Wiktionary

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