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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pos·tu·late /ɪkˈspɑsʧəˌlet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pos·tu·late v. i. [imp. & p. p. Expostulated p. pr. & vb. n. Expostulating.]  To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; -- followed by with.
    Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong.   --Jowett (Thuc. ).
 Syn: -- To remonstrate; reason. See Remonstrate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pos·tu·late, v. t. To discuss; to examine. [Obs.]
 To expostulate
 What majesty should be, what duty is.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion