argue in protest or opposition
scold, trounce, berate, lambast, point out, bawl out, dress down, reproof, chide, lecture, call down, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, jaw, reprimand, rag, have words, lambaste, chew out, chew up
remonstrate, point out(verb)
present and urge reasons in opposition
comment, scold, remonstrate, trounce, berate, lambast, point out, bawl out, call attention, dress down, reproof, chide, lecture, signalize, call down, notice, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, jaw, reprimand, rag, remark, signalise, have words, lambaste, chew out, chew up
call on the carpet, take to task, 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(verb)
censure severely or angrily
manducate, get at, reproof, censure, chide, bait, rile, lash, dun, cod, razz, chit-chat, crucify, grouch, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, devil, gossip, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, criminate, chew out, yap away, beat, arouse, cane, trounce, tease, taunt, bring up, slash, berate, lecture, raise, conjure, nark, natter, grumble, rag, crush, confab, rattle on, torment, ride, chew up, irritate, tantalize, underdress, strap, chew, rally, claver, flog, remonstrate, chat, vanquish, yack, chitchat, whip, confabulate, call forth, jaw, talk, rebuke, invoke, nettle, vex, call down, evoke, lambast, yack away, bother, gravel, shoot the breeze, stir, take to task, chaffer, welt, lather, bawl out, point out, dress down, visit, call on the carpet, twit, masticate, chatter, beat out, have words, chew the fat, chafe, scold, shell, conjure up, put forward
remonstrate(verb)To object; to express disapproval (with, against).
remonstrate(verb)Specifically, to lodge an official objection (especially by means of a remonstrance) with a monarch or other ruling body.
remonstrate(verb)To state or plead as an objection, formal protest, or expression of disapproval.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To complain is to give utterance to dissatisfaction or objection, express a sense of wrong or ill treatment. One complains of a real or assumed grievance; he may murmur through mere peevishness or ill temper; he repines, with vain distress, at the irrevocable or the inevitable. Complaining is by speech or writing; murmuring is commonly said of half-repressed utterance; repining of the mental act alone. One may complain of an offense to the offender or to others; he remonstrates with the offender only. Complain has a formal and legal meaning, which the other words have not, signifying to make a formal accusation, present a specific charge; the same is true of the noun complaint.
complain, croak, find fault, growl, grumble, grunt, murmur, repine
applaud, approve, commend, eulogize, laud, praise
Complain of a thing to a person; of one person to another, of or against a person for an act; to an officer; before the court; about a thing.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
protest, expostulate, urge reasons, make objections, take exception