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expostulate

verb

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to present an opposing opinion or argument
  • the concerned parents tried to expostulate with their daughter when she announced her intention to live on her own in New York City

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The first known use of expostulate was in 1573

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“Expostulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expostulate. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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