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.