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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 next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than was the kitten; and again Miss Polly, to her dumfounded amazement, found herself figuring as a kind protector and an angel of mercy--a role that Pollyanna so unhesitatingly thrust upon her as a matter of course, that the woman--who abhorred dogs even more than she did cats, if possible--found herself as before, powerless to remonstrate.
Even Mr Dennis, who was not at all particular on the score of gravity or dignity, and who had a great relish for his young friend's eccentric humours, took occasion to remonstrate with him on this imprudent behaviour, which he held to be a species of suicide, tantamount to a man's working himself off without being overtaken by the law, than which he could imagine nothing more ridiculous or impertinent.
For whereas the one shoves and has been known to kick on slight provocation, the other, who is noisily hated of all small dogs by reason of his size, remonstrates not, even when they cling in froth and fury to his chest, but carries them along tolerantly until they drop off from fatigue.
Kohli, in a separate incident, stopped play to approach Australian batsman Steven Smith and remonstrate with him after an lbw appeal off the bowling of Rohit Sharma had been turned down.
Mr Schofield said: "Mrs Sikova approached the defendant to remonstrate with him about what he was doing in public.
Later, her male passenger appeared to remonstrate with him.
Then you would get the little old lady who would rush from her seat and remonstrate with the baddie after he had given her favourite a hard time.
After the Finn race ended, the 34-year-old swam over to the offending boat and hauled himself on board to remonstrate with the crew, leading to his disqualification from races nine and 10, which meant he could no longer win a medal.
Home batsman Alan Mories allegedly elbowed opposing bowler Marshall Bunting and the incident led to a mass brawl as Dunfermline fielders ran to the wicket to remonstrate.
The Italian was subjected to a few verbals from a couple of home fans as he got in his car and, shortly after pulling off, the brake lights came on, the motor reversed and Briatore got out to remonstrate with his abusers.
Nineteen-stone Philip Blakoe, a doorman for 30 years, was alleged to have manhandled Gary Rogers down the stairs of the Graig Park Country Club in Dyserth after grabbing him by the neck and then headbutting his friend Richard Owen, who went to remonstrate with him.
Talbir Singh, defending, said Downer had only intended to remonstrate with Miss Dennis about the care of their child
Detective Chief Inspector John Macdonald said the victim stood up to remonstrate with the man and was stabbed around six times.
Their families very often understand this before their sons and daughters do, and remonstrate with them before they go off.
He walked back outside to remonstrate with them and gave chase.