英 [ɪk'spɒstjʊleɪt; ek-]
1、ex- "from" + postul- + -ate.
2、字面意思为：demand urgently, remonstrate.
ex-, 向外。-post, 要求，争辩，词源同postulate, pray.
- expostulate (v.)
- 1530s, "to demand, to claim," from Latin expostulatus, past participle of expostulare "to demand urgently, remonstrate, find fault, dispute, complain of, demand the reason (for someone's conduct)," from ex- "from" (see ex-) + postulare "to demand" (see postulate (v.)). Friendlier sense of "to reason earnestly (with someone) against a course of action, etc." is first recorded in English 1570s. Related: Expostulated; expostulating.
- 1. For a moment I thought she was going to expostulate.
- 2. She expostulate with her husband about his habit of smoking in bed.
- 3. The father expostulate with his son about the foolishness of leaving school.
- 4. They expostulate with him about the risk involve in his plan.
- 5. He wanted to plunge in and expostulate with her.
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