An example of expound is someone explaining the meaning of evolution to another.
- to set forth point by point; state in detail
- to explain or interpret; clarify
Origin of expoundMiddle English expounden from Old French expondre from Classical Latin exponere, to put forth, expound from ex-, out + ponere, to put: see position
verbex·pound·ed, ex·pound·ing, ex·pounds
- To explain in detail; elucidate: She expounded her theory on the origin of the conflict.
- To make known or set forth; present: “In the 1956 campaign he cheerfully expounded views that had gravely disturbed him four years earlier” ( Helen Sasson )
Origin of expoundMiddle English expounden from Anglo-Norman espoundre from Latin expōnere ex- ex- pōnere to place ; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present expounds, present participle expounding, simple past and past participle expounded)
From Old French espondre, from Latin exponere