remonstrate :

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  • v  argue in protest or opposition
  • v  present and urge reasons in opposition
  • v  censure severely or angrily

  • The staff remonstrated with the management that the working hours were far too grueling for them to give their best shot.
  • The prisoner remonstrated with the guard that his handcuffs be taken off as he wanted to offer prayers to his deity.
  • Although Patrick remonstrated with the management that he be given another shot at coaching the team he was given short shrift.

  • David Moyes in AFP
    He works hard for everyone but maybe he needs to remonstrate a bit more when decisions go against him. Saying nothing is obviously not working,Moyes said. "I think it is important that he comes alive again and gets back to being a menace...
  • Wang Zhizhi in China Daily
    My father and child were in the car, and my child was given a fright, so my father went over to them to remonstrate, and they started shoving each other,Wang said in a statement on Xinhua news agency's Web site.

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