expound[ek spo̵und′, ik-]
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