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remonstrate (with someone) (about someone or something)

to protest to someone about someone or something. After remonstrating with the manager about the price for a while, Vernon left quietly. I spent an hour remonstrating about Ted with Alice.
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My dear Rachel," she remonstrated, "you have really no right to say that
At this point the remainder of the guests interposed, and remonstrated with both parties on the impropriety of their conduct; on which Mr.
Philander," remonstrated Professor Porter; "it is most unbeseeming in you to submit to such indignities.
Comcomly remonstrated with them on the hazard to which they would be exposed.
At the end I remonstrated with them and told them they were very rude.
The ex-Celtic star remonstrated with his boss before walking past him and refusing to shake his hand when hooked after 66 minutes.
During a visit to her Savile invited patients to take sitting on his knee photographs were Mersey Care's Savile file said"Whilst she was sitting his knee, he put his on her thigh and it upwards, her intimate "She remonstrated with him, screaming in - protest and - as a result - was isolated by staff when she tried to explain what had happened to her.
After the next delivery, Dhawan came in from his fielding position and aggressively remonstrated with Warner, stopping the game in the process.
A COWARDLY thug attacked a woman in the street, knocking out one of her teeth and kicked another woman to the head when she remonstrated with him has been jailed.
Two men aged 22 and 29 remonstrated with him and the victim received a four-inch gash to his head as well as a fractured cheekbone.
A man aged in his 60s remonstrated with him about the volume, and then slapped him across the side of the face.
Keith Richards, 47, was hit by a round from a sniper rifle after he angrily remonstrated with officers from the bedroom window of his home in Cheapside, Shildon, in May 2009.
The actress remonstrated with protesters in response.
Every time he remonstrated up shot the Blues fans with another refrain.
The election official asked Mulayam's guards to wait outside the polling booth, even as the former Chief Minister continuously remonstrated with an election official, who when asked, said he was from Karnataka.