beef, bellyache, carp, caterwaul, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, keen, moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl;
take exception, take issue;
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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