re·mon·strate /ˈrɛmənˌstret, rɪˈmɑn-/
Re·mon·strate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Remonstrated p. pr. & vb. n. Remonstrating.] To point out; to show clearly; to make plain or manifest; hence, to prove; to demonstrate. [Obs.]
I will remonstrate to you the third door. --B. Jonson.
Re·mon·strate, v. i. To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; to expostulate; as, to remonstrate with a person regarding his habits; to remonstrate against proposed taxation.
It is proper business of a divine to state cases of conscience, and to remonstrate against any growing corruptions in practice, and especially in principles. --Waterland.
Syn: -- Expostulate, Remonstrate.
Usage: These words are commonly interchangeable, the principal difference being that expostulate is now used especially to signify remonstrance by a superior or by one in authority. A son remonstrates against the harshness of a father; a father expostulates with his son on his waywardness. Subjects remonstrate with their rulers; sovereigns expostulate with the parliament or the people.
v 1: argue in protest or opposition
2: present and urge reasons in opposition [syn: point out]
3: censure severely or angrily; "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" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw,
dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl
out, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]