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expostulate meaning

Pronunciation:   "expostulate" in a sentence
  • Verb: expostulate  ik'spóschu`leyt
    1. Reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

    Derived forms: expostulates, expostulated, expostulating

    See also: expostulation

    Type of: argue, reason

Examples

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  1. he wanted to plunge in and expostulate with her.
  2. but the others turned on him, expostulating.
  3. i expostulated with him with all the energy of which i was master.
  4. she expostulated with her husband on his habit of smoking in bed.
  5. she expostulated with her husband on his habit of smoking in bed.

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