Remonstrate

Pronunciation: [ ri-mon-streyt ]


Definition: verb

to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval

Origin: Late 16th century; Latin


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


Usage:


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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