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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.
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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.
the denial included the remarks of certain remonstrators, which amounted
As Calhoun rightly observes, the Chinese students, in taking the lead to challenge the Party, were in fact carrying on an age-long tradition in which intellectuals act as self-appointed remonstrators. In its twentieth-century incarnation, this political role also entails the task of cultural critic as traditional China struggles to find its place in the modern world.
The cast of characters included a hearing officer from the State Board of Tax Commissioners, a mayor or council president and two remonstrators.
Better have a thick skin, though, as this is one area where one can almost always expect remonstrators to make life difficult.