The correct answer is reason earnestly.
A. describe in detail
B. leave unprotected
D. reason earnestly
The correct answer is (D) To reason earnestly (with someone against something); to remonstrate; to express strong disapproval.
Expostulate comes from Latin expostulare (to demand, require).
Examples of use:
- His father expostulated with him about his lack of goals.
- She loves to expostulate about the acceptance of abortions.