HyperDic: expostulate

English > 1 sense of the word expostulate:
VERBcommunicationexpostulatereason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
English > expostulate: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningreason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Broaderargue, reasonPresent reasons and arguments
Spanishaltercar, reconvenir
Nounsexpostulationthe act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

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