Translation of expostulate in Spanish:

expostulate

objetar, v.

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspɑstʃəˌleɪt//ɪkˈspɒstjʊleɪt//ɛkˈspɒstjʊleɪt/

intransitive verb

formal

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    objetar
    protestar
    reconvenir
    to expostulate with sb about / on sth reconvenir a algn sobre algo formal
    • If you read down the Hansard report, you'll see he then loses control altogether, peevishly expostulating, ‘We do not need moral lectures from the Conservative party.’
    • Her works do not expostulate on art issues or complain about a difficult early life.
    • ‘Now this is really blackmail,’ the villain expostulates.
    • ‘Oh, come on,’ Petra expostulated, rolling her eyes.
    • For most of his two-hour Harbourfront concert, the singer sang, chanted and expostulated about African self-worth, AIDS and government corruption.
    • Page, have an official statement issued expostulating against the insurgents.
    • When one school official underlined Ms. Calkins's point that teachers didn't need to assign book reports, the woman next to me expostulated, ‘That I don't agree with.’
    • I groggily expostulated into the mouthpiece, while using my free hand to rub the bruise I could feel forming on my face.
    • ‘If anyone had made a remark like that five years ago I'd have thought he was crazy…’ he expostulated.
    • Before he has any chance to expostulate, he is mortally wounded by the tenor and dies.
    • It's easy for historians to expostulate about societal trends and reactions or to theorize about the lasting impact of this or that event on the evolution of some socio-economic group.
    • I'm glad to see plenty of letters expostulating about the preposterous piece in the newspaper.
    • In the Preface to St Leon, Godwin expostulates upon his turn from a politics based on public discussion to one based on private affections.
    • Oh, and before people e-mail me about this, let me say: Of course I expostulate on the blog about subjects on which I'm not an expert.
    • An official could expostulate with the emperor over his decisions and policies, but never rebel.
    • He expostulates, but Ginger stands firm, and, because her stylishness is all-powerful, he has to give in.
    • Later, amidst thousands of adversaries, he expostulated by initiating and appealing for re-adopting conventional ethical and religious norms people had deviated from.
    • Sir Sefton Brancker, an aviator responsible for the expansion of the Royal Flying Corps at the outbreak of war, expostulated in 1916.
    • At one point, he expostulated on another aspect of the centrist outlook: the glorification of backwardness.
    • I offhandedly expostulated whilst continuing to read her two page monologue.

transitive verb

formal

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    protestar