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English verb: remonstrate

1. remonstrate (communication) argue in protest or opposition


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)object

2. remonstrate (communication) present and urge reasons in opposition


Synonymspoint out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)represent

3. remonstrate (communication) censure severely or angrily


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart


Narrower (hyponym)brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off









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