Remonstrate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmɑːnstreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word remonstrate
Brit.  |ˈrɛmənstreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word remonstrate


- argue in protest or opposition
- present and urge reasons in opposition
- censure severely or angrily (syn: berate, chide, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, reprimand, scold, trounce)


He got angry when I politely remonstrated with him about littering.

I went to the boss to remonstrate against the new rules.

Father remonstrated with the children about the noise they were making.

The Everton manager remonstrated angrily with the referee.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: remonstrate
he/she/it: remonstrates
present participle: remonstrating
past tense: remonstrated
past participle: remonstrated
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