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English definition of “expostulate”

expostulate

verb [I]     /ɪkˈspɒs.tjʊ.leɪt/ US  /-ˈspɑː.stjʊ-/ formal
to express disagreement or complaint : Walter expostulated with the waiter about the size of the bill .ComplainingArguing and disagreeing expostulation     /ɪkˌspɒs.tjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌspɑː.stjʊ-/ noun [C or U]
(Definition of expostulate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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