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expostulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexpostulateex‧pos‧tu‧late /ɪkˈspɒstʃəleɪt $ -ˈspɑː-/ verb [intransitive] formal 🔊 🔊 EXPRESSto express strong disapproval, disagreement, or annoyance with someoneexpostulation /ɪkˌspɒstʃəˈleɪʃən $ -ˌspɑː-/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
expostulateBreeze looked up, meaning to expostulate, but was silenced by what she saw in her sister's face.Now and again one would try to expostulate with the man in white but it was no good; nobody was listening.
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Verb table
expostulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyexpostulate
he, she, itexpostulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyexpostulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave expostulated
he, she, ithas expostulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad expostulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill expostulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have expostulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam expostulating
he, she, itis expostulating
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you, we, theyare expostulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas expostulating
you, we, theywere expostulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been expostulating
he, she, ithas been expostulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been expostulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be expostulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been expostulating
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