verb (used without object), expostulated, expostulating.
1. to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate: His father expostulated with him about the evils of gambling.
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dispute, argue, protest; exhort, counsel.
Origin: 1525-35; < Latin expostulātus demanded urgently, required (past participle of expostulāre). See ex-, postulate
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