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Definition 1: argue in protest or opposition - [verb of communication]

(remonstrate is a kind of ...) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

"She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with" "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

Definition 2: present and urge reasons in opposition - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for remonstrate in the sense of this definition

(remonstrate is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of remonstrate ) point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance

"our parents represented to us the need for more caution"

Definition 3: censure severely or angrily - [verb of communication]

Samples where remonstrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for remonstrate in the sense of this definition

(remonstrate is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of remonstrate ) censure severely

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

(... is a kind of remonstrate ) reprimand

"She told the misbehaving student off"

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