Expostulate : Definition

Expostulate

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Pronunciation : Ex*pos"tu*late
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. expostulatus, p.p. of expostulare to demand vehemently; ex out + postulare to ask, require. See Postulate.]
Definition : Defn: 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. Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong. Jowett (Thuc. ).

Syn. -- To remonstrate; reason. See Remonstrate.

i. [imp. & p. p. Expostulated();p. pr. & vb. n. Expostulating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ex*pos"tu*late
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To discuss; to examine. [Obs.] To expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is. Shak.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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