expostulate expostulate


  • (v) reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion


  1. James expostulated with calm and well-reasoned tone that the mistake was inadvertent.
  2. Much as Cane expostulated in the board meeting about the need for a hike in spending, his arguments fell on deaf ears.
  3. At the post match conference, the official expostulated endlessly about the disallowed goal.
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tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /