remonstrate about (someone or something) (with one)

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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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WITH so many people suffering so much misery through things like the appalling floods I hesitate to remonstrate about the death of one bull, Shambo, but I think someone should say something.
I AM writing to remonstrate about the cuts which are being made by Liverpool city council to the funding of community-based organisations, such as City Farm on Rice Lane.