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Definition of remonstrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

remonstrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈremənstreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɑːnstreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they remonstrate
BrE BrE//ˈremənstreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɑːnstreɪt//
 
he / she / it remonstrates
BrE BrE//ˈremənstreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɑːnstreɪts//
 
past simple remonstrated
BrE BrE//ˈremənstreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɑːnstreɪtɪd//
 
past participle remonstrated
BrE BrE//ˈremənstreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɑːnstreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form remonstrating
BrE BrE//ˈremənstreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɑːnstreɪtɪŋ//
 
Protest
 
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[intransitive, transitive] remonstrate (with somebody) (about something) | + speech (formal) to protest or complain about something/somebody They remonstrated with the official about the decision. See related entries: Protest Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘make plain’): from medieval Latin remonstrat- ‘demonstrated’, from the verb remonstrare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + monstrare ‘to show’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: remonstrate