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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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But he ended up remonstrating with passers-by before heading to Stormont to hand in a second protest letter.
I was met with abuse after remonstrating with an adult cyclist who nearly knocked me over on a pavement in Wallasey.
O'Neill stormed over to Riley at the final whistle and assistant John Robertson was also remonstrating with a linesman after a couple of borderline offside decisions went United's way in the 3-2 victory.
They had no fear and many a time appeared to be remonstrating with their male counterparts over their perceived poor performance.
Taxi drivers yesterday saluted the "bravery" of a banker who was killed after remonstrating with a gang that attacked a homeless man.
TAXI drivers saluted the bravery of a banker who was killed after remonstrating with a gang that attacked a homeless man.
was on the touchline in his tracksuit, jumping up and down like an excited schoolboy, cheering, encouraging, remonstrating, and you realised that after years of frustration under the rule of Deadly Doug Ellis, Gregory felt like a man set free.
STOKE boss Judjon Thordarson was forced to watch the final 30 minutes from the stand after remonstrating with the fourth official following a penalty decision.
Raymo even takes issue with some rather reputable scientists, remonstrating Stephen Hawking for supposing that his astrophysics might reveal "the mind of God" and Stephen Weinberg for the reductionistic hubris of imagining that we will ever have a "final theory.
He was attacked in Spring Bridge Road in Ealing, west London, after remonstrating with teenagers who were setting fire to two industrial bins outside a shopping centre.
When fire crews from Huddersfield and Slaithwaite arrived at the scene, he was in the road remonstrating with neighbours whose cars had been damaged.
I don't want to see Arsene Wenger jumping up and down on the touchline, remonstrating with the referee complaining when his players are tackled.
The alarming march of CCTV means that traffic wardens soon will be eliminated, and we'll be robbed of touching scenes like this parking operative remonstrating with this occupant of an MGB soft-top in Victoria Street, Liverpool.
I shouldn't be publicly remonstrating with him coming off the field.
It doesn't matter what he said or what he didn't say - I should not be publicly remonstrating with him coming off the pitch.