Expostulator \Ex*pos"tu*la`tor\ (?;135), n. One who expostulates. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

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  • expostulate — expostulatingly, adv. expostulator, n. /ik spos cheuh layt /, v.i., expostulated, expostulating. to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate: His father expostulated with him about the… …   Universalium

  • expostulate — /əkˈspɒstʃuleɪt / (say uhk sposchoohlayt), /ɛk / (say ek ) verb (i) (expostulated, expostulating) to reason earnestly with a person against something he or she intends to do or has done; remonstrate (on, or upon): to expostulate with him on the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • expostulate — [ek späs′chə lāt΄, ikspäs′chə lāt΄] vi. expostulated, expostulating [< L expostulatus, pp. of expostulare, to demand vehemently, require < ex , intens. + postulare: see POSTULATE] to reason with a person earnestly, objecting to that person… …   English World dictionary

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