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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remonstrate  \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. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Remonstrate  \Re*mon"strate\  (-str?t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Remonstrated}  (-str?*t?d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Remonstrating}.] 
  [LL.  remonstratus  p.  p.  of  remonstrare  to  remonstrate;  L. 
  pref.  re-  +  monstrare  to  show  See  {Monster}.] 
  To  point  out  to  show  clearly;  to  make  plain  or  manifest; 
  hence  to  prove;  to  demonstrate.  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  I  will  remonstrate  to  you  the  third  door.  --B.  Jonson 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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  the  stranger's  car";  "The  deputy  ragged  the 
  Prime  Minister";  "The  customer  dressed  down  the  waiter  for 
  bringing  cold  soup";  check"  is  archaic  [syn:  {rebuke},  {check}, 
  {rag},  {reproof},  {lecture},  {reprimand},  {jaw},  {dress 
  down},  {scold},  {chide},  {berate},  {bawl  out},  {chew  out}, 
  {chew  up},  {have  words},  {lambaste},  {lambast}] 

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