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expostulate

ex·pos·tu·late

expostulate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spas ch leIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: expostulated, expostulates, expostulating
definition: to argue earnestly with someone, usu. against an intended action; remonstrate.
The drunken man expostulated with the flight attendant as she escorted him off the plane.
similar words:
argue, remonstrate
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derivations: expostulative (adj.), expostulatory (adj.), expostulatingly (adv.), expostulation (n.), expostulator (n.)