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Meaning of REMONSTRATE

Pronunciation:  'remun`streyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic
  2. [v]  argue in protest or opposition
  3. [v]  present and urge reasons in opposition
 

REMONSTRATE is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, point out, rag, rebuke, reprimand, reproof, scold, trounce
 
 See Also: brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, criticise, criticize, inform, object, objurgate, pick apart, represent, tell off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*mon"strate\ (-str?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Remonstrated} (-str?*t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Remonstrating}.]
    [LL. remonstratus, p. p. of remonstrare to remonstrate; L.
    pref. re- + monstrare to show. See {Monster}.]
    To point out; to show clearly; to make plain or manifest;
    hence, to prove; to demonstrate. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
    
          I will remonstrate to you the third door. --B. Jonson.
    
    
  2. \Re*mon"strate\, v. i.
    To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure,
    or any course of proceedings; to expostulate; as, to
    remonstrate with a person regarding his habits; to
    remonstrate against proposed taxation.
    
          It is proper business of a divine to state cases of
          conscience, and to remonstrate against any growing
          corruptions in practice, and especially in principles.
                                                   --Waterland.
    
    Syn: {Expostulate}, {Remonstrate}.
    
    Usage: These words are commonly interchangeable, the
           principal difference being that expostulate is now
           used especially to signify remonstrance by a superior
           or by one in authority. A son remonstrates against the
           harshness of a father; a father expostulates with his
           son on his waywardness. Subjects remonstrate with
           their rulers; sovereigns expostulate with the
           parliament or the people.
    
    
 

 

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