Definitions for: Expound


[v] state; "set forth one's reasons"
[v] add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*pound" ([e^]ks*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Expounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Expounding.] [OE. exponen,
expounen, expounden, fr. L. exponere to set out, expose,
expound; ex out + ponere to put: cf. OE. expondre, expondre.
See Position.]
1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine. [Obs.]

He expounded both his pockets. --Hudibras.

2. To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of
obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of
Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.

Expound this matter more fully to me. --Bunyan.

Synonyms: dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, flesh out, lucubrate

See Also: clarify, clear up, depict, describe, detail, draw, elucidate, exemplify, expound, illustrate, instance, particularise, particularize, premise, set forth, specialise, specialize, specify

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