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English definition of “remonstrate”

remonstrate

verb [I] uk   /ˈrem.ən.streɪt/ us    /rɪˈmɑːn-/ formal
to complain to someone or about something: I went to the boss to remonstrate against the new rules. The barrister remonstrated with the judge about the amount of the fine.
remonstrance
noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈmɒn.strəns/ us    /-ˈmɑːn-/
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