from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof.
- intransitive v. To reason or plead in protest; present an objection. See Synonyms at object.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To object; to express disapproval (with, against).
- v. Specifically, to lodge an official objection (especially by means of a remonstrance) with a monarch or other ruling body.
- v. To state or plead as an objection, formal protest, or expression of disapproval.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To point out; to show clearly; to make plain or manifest; hence, to prove; to demonstrate.
- intransitive v. To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; to expostulate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To exhibit; demonstrate; prove.
- To exhibit or present strong reasons against an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; expostulate: as, to remonstrate with a person on his conduct; conscience remonstrates against a profligate life.
- Synonyms Reprove, Rebuke, etc. (see censure), object, protest, reason, complain.
- To show by a strong representation of reasons; set forth forcibly; show clearly.
- To show or point out again.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. argue in protest or opposition
- v. censure severely or angrily
- v. present and urge reasons in opposition
Medieval Latin remōnstrāre, remōnstrāt-, to demonstrate : Latin re-, re- + Latin mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, portent; see monster).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From (the participle stem of) Late Latin remonstro, from Latin re- + monstro. (Wiktionary)