Synonyms for Remonstrate:


cavil, haggle, dicker, feud, fight it out, dispute, fight, bicker, clash. remonstrate (noun)
chew out, reproof, berate, point out, lambaste, chew up, have words, rebuke, bawl out, lambast, rag, lecture, dress down, chide, trounce, reprimand, jaw, scold.


censure (verb)
lecture, rebuke, berate, reprimand, chide, cavil.
communication (verb)
point out.
expostulate (verb)
inveigh (verb)
lambaste, kick.
protest (verb)
criticize, animadvert, disapprove, object, demur, deprecate, expostulate, oppose, disparage, recriminate, decry, pick flaws, argue, reason with, frown upon, nag.
remonstrate (verb)
decry, protest, fight, animadvert, disparage, demur, challenge, oppose, dispute, expostulate, criticize, deprecate, object, take exception, except, inveigh, frown upon, disapprove, scold, nag, recriminate.

Other synonyms:

nag, criticize. demur, inveigh, squawk. protest, except. kick. condemn

Usage examples for remonstrate

  1. He presumed to defer his compliance, in order to remonstrate – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Ralph again vainly tried to remonstrate but the end was, that he reluctantly followed. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  3. But the king's reply to Calvaert, when, after the interview with Villeroy, that envoy was admitted to the royal dressing room for private conversation and took the occasion to remonstrate with his Majesty on these intrigues with the Spanish agent, was that he should send off Balvena in such fashion that it would take from the cardinal- archduke all hope of troubling him with any further propositions. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley