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remonstrate

 
Verb remonstrate has 3 senses
  1. remonstrate - argue in protest or opposition
    --1 is one way to
    object
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. remonstrate, point out - present and urge reasons in opposition
    --2 is one way to inform
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. call on the carpet, 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"
    --3 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s PP
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