expostulate

verb
ex·pos·tu·late | \ik-ˈspäs-chə-ˌlāt \
expostulated; expostulating; expostulates

Definition of expostulate 

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of expostulate

1573, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for expostulate

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

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expostulate

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English Language Learners Definition of expostulate

: to disagree with something or argue against it

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