What is another word for expostulate?

Pronunciation: [ɛkspˈɒstjʊlˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Expostulate is a verb that means to argue or reason with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct them. Some synonyms for expostulate include remonstrate, protest, object, criticize, admonish, chide, rebuke, reprimand, and lecture. Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation and may be better suited depending on the context. Remonstrate and protest are both strong words that can imply a more forceful disagreement, while admonish and reprimand can indicate a gentle but stern correction. Regardless of the specific synonym used, expostulate and its synonyms all convey the idea of a conversation or confrontation aimed at trying to change someone's behavior or opinion.

Synonyms for Expostulate:

What are the hypernyms for Expostulate?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Expostulate?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for expostulate (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for expostulate?

Expostulate is a verb that means to argue against or object strongly to something. When looking for antonyms for expostulate, we can think of words that mean the opposite, such as agreeing, conforming, supporting or accepting. Agreeing would mean to be in accord or harmony with something, while conforming means to comply with rules, standards, or laws. Supporting would mean to advocate for or be in favor of something while accepting would mean to acknowledge or agree to something without objection. These antonyms contrast with expostulate because they imply compliance or agreement rather than confrontation or opposition.

What are the antonyms for Expostulate?

Usage examples for Expostulate

Before I could expostulate she had gone, leaving me in the same condition as the long-haired young man I had just derided.
James Huneker
With these words she fairly ran out of the room, and before any one could expostulate with her, she had for the second time in three months rushed out of the house and away from her real friends.
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways"
Jessie Graham Flower
He looked smilingly down into her face and seemed to expostulate against something that she was urging.
"Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life"
Ann S. Stephens

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