verb ex·pos·tu·late \ik-ˈspäs-chə-ˌlāt\

: to disagree with something or argue against it

Full Definition of EXPOSTULATE

transitive verb
intransitive verb
:  to reason earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance


Latin expostulatus, past participle of expostulare to demand, dispute, from ex- + postulare to ask for — more at postulate
First Known Use: 1573


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