remonstrate


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remonstrate about (someone or something) (with one)

To plead or argue (with one) in protest, objection, or complaint about someone or something. I spent the entire day remonstrating with the manager of our hotel about the terrible quality of our stay. Instead of spending so much time remonstrating with her, you should take a moment to explain how she could do the work properly in the future.
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remonstrate with (one) (about someone or something)

To plead or argue with one in protest, objection, or complaint (about someone or something). I spent the entire day remonstrating with the manager of our hotel about the terrible quality of our stay. Instead of spending so much time remonstrating with her, you should take a moment to explain how she could do the work properly in the future. I'm done remonstrating with you about John. It's clear you're not going to do anything about him.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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