Definition of Expostulate

1. Verb. Reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion.

Generic synonyms: Argue, Reason
Derivative terms: Expostulation



Definition of Expostulate

1. v. i. To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; -- followed by with.

2. v. t. To discuss; to examine.

Definition of Expostulate

1. Verb. To protest or remonstrate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expostulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expostulate

exposing
exposit
exposited
expositing
exposition
expositional
expositionary
expositions
expositive
expositor
expositorily
expositors
expository
expositour
exposits
expostulate (current term)
expostulated
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expostulatingly
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expostulations
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exposture
exposure
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exposure keratitis
exposure meter
exposure meters
exposure odds ratio

Literary usage of Expostulate

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order by George Crabb (1826)
"EXPLOSION, p. Eruption. EXPOSED, t). Sii.b/nt. TO expostulate, REMONSTRATE. expostulate, from postulo to de- nand, signifies to demand reasons for a thing. ..."

2. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... and Spain triumphs in Paris—States expostulate with the queen—English statesmen still deceived— Deputies from Netherland churches hold conference with ..."

3. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"Let others expostulate, he submits. Л ay, even submission does not adequately express his feelings. We frequently submit, nut so much from ..."

4. Culture & Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism : And by Matthew Arnold (1910)
"I expostulate WITH ARMINIUS ON HIS REVOLUTIONARY SENTIMENTS. GRUB STREET, August 6, 1866. I THOUGHT it was very odd I got no answer from Arminius von ..."

5. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"Convention go forth in Procession to 'expostulate with the People—Forced back to their Hall, and compelled lo Decree the Accusation of Thirty of their Body. ..."

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