Expound meaning

ĭk-spound
To set forth point by point; state in detail.
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To make a detailed statement.

The professor was expounding on a favorite topic.

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To explain or interpret; clarify.
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To comment (on); make a statement.
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To lay open; to expose to view; to examine or exposit.
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To lay open the meaning of; to explain or discuss at length; to clear of obscurity; to interpret.

The role of some religious leaders is to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.

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Expound is defined as to explain further or in more detail.

An example of expound is someone explaining the meaning of evolution to another.

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To explain in detail; elucidate.

She expounded her theory on the origin of the conflict.

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To make known or set forth; present.
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Origin of expound

  • Middle English expounden from Anglo-Norman espoundre from Latin expōnere ex- ex- pōnere to place apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French espondre, from Latin exponere

    From Wiktionary