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REMONSTRATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does remonstrate mean? 

REMONSTRATE (verb)
  The verb REMONSTRATE has 3 senses:

1. argue in protest or opposition
2. present and urge reasons in opposition
3. censure severely or angrily

  Familiarity information: REMONSTRATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REMONSTRATE (verb)


Sense 1remonstrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Argue in protest or opposition

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "remonstrate" is one way to...):

object (express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2remonstrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present and urge reasons in opposition

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

remonstrate; point out

Hypernyms (to "remonstrate" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "remonstrate"):

represent (point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3remonstrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Censure severely or angrily

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bawl out; reproof; scold; have words; dress down; chide; chew up; chew out; call on the carpet; take to task; berate; rebuke; reprimand; lecture; lambaste; lambast; call down; remonstrate; trounce; jaw; rag

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "remonstrate" is one way to...):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "remonstrate"):

castigate; chasten; chastise; correct; objurgate (censure severely)

brush down; tell off (reprimand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP


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