expostulate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] very formal 

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/ɪkˈspɒstʃʊleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyexpostulate
he/she/itexpostulates
present participleexpostulating
past tenseexpostulated
past participleexpostulated

derived word

expostulation

 

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/ɪkˌspɒstʃʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularexpostulation
pluralexpostulations