• Definition for "expostulate"
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expostulate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To reason earnestly with somebody in an attempt to dissuade or correct; remonstrate. See Synonyms at object.
    • To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to help make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; -- accompanied by with.
    • To cause earnestly with someone so that you can dissuade or correct; remonstrate. See Synonyms at object.
    • To cause earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he's got done or intends, and urging him in order to make redress or even desist; to remonstrate; -- followed by with.
  • verb:
    • To protest or remonstrate.
    • explanation with (a person) for the purpose of dissuasion
    • To protest or remonstrate.
    • reason with (someone) for the true purpose of dissuasion
  • verb-transitive:
    • to talk about; to examine.
    • To discuss; to examine.
  • others:
    • To reason earnestly with you against something that he promises to do or has been doing: accompanied by with prior to the individual, by upon or on ahead of the thing.
    • Synonyms Expostulate with, Reprove, Rebuke, Reprimand, etc. See censure, and list under remonstrate.
    • To discuss; examine into; reason about.
    • To reason earnestly with people against something which he intends to do or has done: followed by with before the individual, by upon or on ahead of the thing.
    • Synonyms Expostulate with, Reprove, Rebuke, Reprimand, etc. See censure, and number under remonstrate.
    • to talk about; analyze into; reason about.
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