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expostulō (present infinitive expostulāre, perfect active expostulāvī, supine expostulātum); first conjugation

  1. (transitive) I demand or call for vehemently or urgently.
  2. (intransitive) I find fault, expostulate.


   Conjugation of expostulo (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expostulō expostulās expostulat expostulāmus expostulātis expostulant
imperfect expostulābam expostulābās expostulābat expostulābāmus expostulābātis expostulābant
future expostulābō expostulābis expostulābit expostulābimus expostulābitis expostulābunt
perfect expostulāvī expostulāvistī expostulāvit expostulāvimus expostulāvistis expostulāvērunt, expostulāvēre
pluperfect expostulāveram expostulāverās expostulāverat expostulāverāmus expostulāverātis expostulāverant
future perfect expostulāverō expostulāveris expostulāverit expostulāverimus expostulāveritis expostulāverint
passive present expostulor expostulāris, expostulāre expostulātur expostulāmur expostulāminī expostulantur
imperfect expostulābar expostulābāris, expostulābāre expostulābātur expostulābāmur expostulābāminī expostulābantur
future expostulābor expostulāberis, expostulābere expostulābitur expostulābimur expostulābiminī expostulābuntur
perfect expostulātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect expostulātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect expostulātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expostulem expostulēs expostulet expostulēmus expostulētis expostulent
imperfect expostulārem expostulārēs expostulāret expostulārēmus expostulārētis expostulārent
perfect expostulāverim expostulāverīs expostulāverit expostulāverīmus expostulāverītis expostulāverint
pluperfect expostulāvissem expostulāvissēs expostulāvisset expostulāvissēmus expostulāvissētis expostulāvissent
passive present expostuler expostulēris, expostulēre expostulētur expostulēmur expostulēminī expostulentur
imperfect expostulārer expostulārēris, expostulārēre expostulārētur expostulārēmur expostulārēminī expostulārentur
perfect expostulātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect expostulātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expostulā expostulāte
future expostulātō expostulātō expostulātōte expostulantō
passive present expostulāre expostulāminī
future expostulātor expostulātor expostulantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives expostulāre expostulāvisse expostulātūrus esse expostulārī expostulātus esse expostulātum īrī
participles expostulāns expostulātūrus expostulātus expostulandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
expostulāre expostulandī expostulandō expostulandum expostulātum expostulātū

Derived terms[edit]



  • expostulo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • expostulo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • expostulo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to expostulate with a person about a thing: conqueri, expostulare cum aliquo de aliqua re