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Expostulate

Expostulate

To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of their conduct.   "We expostulate with our erring friends."


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.

“Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong.” Jowett

syn. — To remonstrate; reason.

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