Expostulate

Definition of Expostulate

Ex`pos´tu`late
v. i.1.To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; - followed by with.
[imp. & p. p. Expostulated; p. pr. & vb. n. Expostulating.]
Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong.
- Jowett (Thuc. ).
v. t.1.To discuss; to examine.
To expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is.
- Shak.

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