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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The emperors could and sometimes did punish a remonstrator, but it did not earn the emperor a good reputation in his own time and in history if he arbitrarily punished remonstrators who voiced sound advice.
The Tang dynasty established several remonstrators with different official ranks, and they belonged to the Department of Chancellery, but sometimes the Department of Imperial Secretariat also had remonstrators.
In the first year of Zhenguan, he ordered remonstrators to attend the chief minister's meeting on policy discussions, so they could remonstrate during the formation of policies rather than arguing against a decision.
11) Remonstrators were court officials whose duty was to check and argue against any poor or inappropriate policy or behavior of the emperor.