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remonstrate

re·mon·strate

remonstrate

 
 
pronunciation:
rih man streIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: remonstrated, remonstrates, remonstrating
definition: to say in opposition, protest, or objection.
"But what about our families?" he remonstrated.Another member of the council remonstrated that the issue was definitely NOT settled.
synonyms:
protest
similar words:
argue, contend, object, oppugn
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to object, complain, or protest, esp. by giving reasons.
The neighbors remonstrated with the new tenants about their parties.The two countries have been remonstrating with each other over the border for decades.
synonyms:
argue, expostulate, object, protest
similar words:
bitch, complain, contend, demur, dissent
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derivations: remonstrative (adj.), remonstratingly (adv.), remonstratively (adv.), remonstration (n.), remonstrator (n.)