Synonyms for remonstrate

Synonyms for (verb) remonstrate

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

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: 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

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: remonstrate

Definition: argue in protest or opposition

Similar words: object

Definition: express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

Usage: 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


Synonyms: remonstrate, point out

Definition: present and urge reasons in opposition

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights