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Remonstrate


REMON'STRATE, verb intransitive [Latin remonstro; re and monstro, to show. See Muster.]

1. To exhibit or present strong reasons against an act, measure of any course of proceedings; to expostulate. Men remonstrate by verbal argument, or by a written exposition of reasons.

2. To suggest urgent reasons in opposition to a measure. conscience remonstrates against a profligate life.

REMON'STRATE, verb transitive To show by a strong representation of reasons.