Origin and Etymology of expostulate
Latin expostulatus, past participle of expostulare to demand, dispute, from ex- + postulare to ask for — more at postulate
First Known Use: 1573
EXPOSTULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expostulate for English Language Learners
: to disagree with something or argue against it
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