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Meaning of expostulate

ex•pos•tu•late

Pronunciation: (ik-spos'chu-lāt"), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
  1. to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate: His father expostulated with him about the evils of gambling.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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