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Verb: remonstrate  're-mun,streyt
  1. Argue in protest or opposition
     
  2. Present and urge reasons in opposition
    - point out
     
  3. Censure severely or angrily
    - call on the carpet [US], take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], have words, lambaste, lambast, ream [N. Amer]

Derived forms: remonstrated, remonstrates, remonstrating

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, inform, knock, object, pick apart

Encyclopedia: Remonstrate