remonstrate

[ ri-mon-streyt ]

Part of Speech

verb

Definition

to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval

Origin + Etymology

from medieval Latin remonstrat- ‘demonstrated’, from the verb remonstrare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + monstrare ‘to show’

Synonyms

  • protest
  • complain
  • expostulate
  • take issue with

Antonyms

  • accept
  • agree
  • allow
  • approve
  • concur
  • consent
  • endorse

Example

He turned angrily to remonstrate with Terry.

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