remonstrate

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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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It's Richard Zuscak's impassioned, remonstrative portrayal of Morgan Lewis, David's soldier buddy, and the only man to survive in David's unit, that represents the message that Paquin is trying to impart.
However, as this seems to be the season for politic apologies, I'd say we, the American people collectively, deserve at least such an apology from Iraq's recently remonstrative, ``not America's man in Iraq'' premier, Nouri al-Maliki, for the Iraqi WMD fabricators, collectively.
If the Saints' boss was as remonstrative with his players during the halftime interval, they did not respond.
Is there any one of us - male or female - who hasn't at one time or another been scooped up off the back doorstep, very much the worse for wear, by a remonstrative parent?
If he is loud, or peremptory, or remonstrative, he is treated in return with insolence or contempt.
At the same time, no serious study of Philo can disregard the fact that his preferred medium was homiletic hermeneutics; the literary form of most of his writings was biblical exegesis, whether symbolic, allegorical, or literal, and he used this form to relay hortatory, expository, remonstrative, and didactic messages.