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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.
See also: remonstrate, someone

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.
See also: remonstrate

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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And when the second woman remonstrated with him, he tripped her to the ground and kicked her to the head and body as his friends stood by, laughing.
But as Ipswich fans cheered his decision to return, and angry Leicester players remonstrated with him, the game was back on.
Witnesses said the man remonstrated with one of the bus drivers after the crash before running towards Priory Square.
Gough angrily pointed his finger at de Saram and remonstrated with umpire TN Samrasingag, which caused the intervention of captain Hussain who appeared to send his premier fast bowler back to the dressing room for a cooling-off period.
Famara Diedhiou (above) netted the winner after Darnell Furlong had been adjudged to have fouled him and McClaren remonstrated angrily with the officials as he left the pitch.
Prosecutors said that Lewis Edwards, 20, of Feltwood Grove, West Derby and Ryan Walsh, 18, of Mayville Road, Mossley Hill attacked David Goggin when he remonstrated with them about urinating on the cenotaph in Lord Street.
Mr Carr said: "The girl quite properly remonstrated with his friend, but she also remonstrated with Mr Sommerville.
Keith Richards, 47, was hit by a round from a sniper rifle after he angrily remonstrated with officers from the bedroom window of his home in Cheapside, Shildon, in May 2009.
The latest incident to have riled Pulis is the sending-off of Wolves midfielder Karl Henry against Arsenal last week for a challenge on Tomas Rosicky, who went down easily while team-mates remonstrated with the referee.
Another customer remonstrated with the father, but was met with rude derision, rather than action to improve his sons' behaviour.
The fine is imposed any time a team picks up six or more yellow cards in a match, but United will not face any disciplinary action after a number of players remonstrated with the assistant referee after Tottenham's goal.
He is also right to condemn the behaviour of the one lad who struck a frail, grey-haired old lady a glancing blow, then mouthed an obscenity at her when she remonstrated with him.
When the mother remonstrated with the alleged offender, his family rallied round, and the situation escalated.
A man who remonstrated with cabin crew after being refused alcohol has been cleared of endangering the safety of a flight from the Middle East to Birmingham.
McStay was incensed with two decisions approaching half-time and remonstrated with the match officials, particularly linesman Niall Cullen, resulting in referee Ciaran Branagan ordering him off the sideline.
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