re·mon·strate (rĭ-mŏnstrāt′, rĕmŏn-)
v. re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing, re·mon·strates
To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof.
To reason or plead in protest; present an objection. See Synonyms at object.
[Medieval Latin remōnstrāre, remōnstrāt-, to demonstrate : Latin re-, re- + Latin mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, portent; see MONSTER).]
re′mon·stration (rē′mŏn-strāshən, rĕm′ən-) n.
re·monstra·tive (rĭ-mŏnstrə-tĭv) adj.
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