I verb admonish, advise against, animadvert upon, appeal against, argue, attempt to divert, cast reproach upon, castigate, caution, chastise, chide, convince to the contrary, correct, declaim against, dehort, deter, disapprove, discourage, disincline, dissuade, divert by appeal, divert by persuasion, enjoin, exclaim against, exhort against, find fault with, gainsay, give advice against, object, objurgate, oppose, premonish, protest, reason earnestly against, recommend against, remonstrate, repugn, take exception, talk out of, turn aside, urge against, view with disfavor, withhold assent II index admonish (warn), argue, blame, castigate, censure, charge (accuse), counsel, demonstrate (protest), discourage, forewarn, reason (persuade), remonstrate, reprehend, urge III index hortative

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  • Expostulate — Ex*pos tu*late, v. t. To discuss; to examine. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • expostulate — 1530s, to demand, to claim, from L. expostulatus, pp. of expostulare to demand urgently, remonstrate, from ex from (see EX (Cf. ex )) + postulare to demand (see POSTULATE (Cf. postulate)). Friendlier sense is first recorded in English 1570s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • expostulate — remonstrate, protest, *object, kick Analogous words: oppose, *resist, combat, fight: argue, debate, dispute, *discuss …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • expostulate — ► VERB ▪ express strong disapproval or disagreement. DERIVATIVES expostulation noun expostulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin expostulare demand …   English terms dictionary

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  • expostulate — v. (formal) (D; intr.) ( to argue ) to expostulate about, on; with * * * [ɪk spɒstʃʊleɪt] on with (formal) (D; intr.) ( to argue ) to expostulate about …   Combinatory dictionary

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