Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb remonstrate

3 senses of remonstrate

Sense 1
remonstrate -- (argue in protest or opposition)
       => object -- (express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license")

Sense 2
remonstrate, point out -- (present and urge reasons in opposition)
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 3
call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast -- (censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

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