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ex·pound

 (ĭk-spound′)
v. ex·pound·ed, ex·pound·ing, ex·pounds
v.tr.
1. To explain in detail; elucidate: She expounded her theory on the origin of the conflict.
2. 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).
v.intr.
To make a detailed statement: The professor was expounding on a favorite topic.

[Middle English expounden, from Anglo-Norman espoundre, from Latin expōnere : ex-, ex- + pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pound′er n.

expound

(ɪkˈspaʊnd)
vb
(when: intr, foll by on or about) to explain or set forth (an argument, theory, etc) in detail: to expound on one's theories; he expounded his reasoning.
[C13: from Old French espondre, from Latin expōnere to set forth, from pōnere to put]
exˈpounder n

ex•pound

(ɪkˈspaʊnd)

v.t.
1. to set forth in detail: to expound theories.
2. to explain; interpret.
v.i.
3. to make a detailed statement (often fol. by on).
[1250–1300; Middle English expoun(d)en, < Old French espondre < Latin expōnere to expose, set forth in words, explain =ex- ex-1 + pōnere to put]
ex•pound′er, n.

expound


Past participle: expounded
Gerund: expounding

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am expounding
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Present Perfect
I have expounded
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Past Continuous
I was expounding
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will expound
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be expounding
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expounding
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expounding
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expounding
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Conditional
I would expound
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Past Conditional
I would have expounded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expound - 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"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
detail - provide details for
exposit, set forth, expound - state; "set forth one's reasons"
illustrate, instance, exemplify - clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
2.expound - state; "set forth one's reasons"
elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, flesh out, exposit, enlarge, expand - 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"
describe, depict, draw - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
premise - set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"

expound

verb explain, describe, illustrate, interpret, unfold, spell out, set forth, elucidate, explicate (formal) Schmidt continued to expound his theories on economics.

expound

verb
To make understandable:
Archaic: enucleate.
Idiom: put into plain English.
Translations
يَشْرَح، يُفَسِّر
forklare
skÿra, túlka
izklāstītizskaidrot
ayrıntılarıyla açıklamak

expound

[ɪksˈpaʊnd]
A. VT [+ theory, one's views] → exponer, explicar
B. VI to expound on sthexponer algo en profundidad

expound

[ɪkˈspaʊnd] vt [+ idea, opinion] → exposer, expliquer

expound

vt theory, one’s viewsdarlegen, erläutern

expound

[ɪksˈpaʊnd] vt (theory, text) → spiegare; (one's views) → esporre

expound

(ikˈspaund) verb
to explain in detail.
References in classic literature ?
Some make fun of it, some overpraise, and nearly all insist that I had a deep theory to expound, when I only wrote it for the pleasure and the money.
Of a truth, friend, that matter remaineth a riddle; and the Daniel who shall expound it is yet a-wanting," answered the townsman.
But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
I then expounded to Miss Mills what I had endeavoured, so very unsuccessfully, to expound to Dora.
Some day, when you are tired of London, come down to Treadley and expound to me your philosophy of pleasure over some admirable Burgundy I am fortunate enough to possess.
I should like to go farther, and give reasons to show that it is advisable to choose those who are to hold so necessary an office in the state, but this is not the fit place for it; some day I will expound the matter to some one able to see to and rectify it; all I say now is, that the additional fact of his being a sorcerer has removed the sorrow it gave me to see these white hairs and this venerable countenance in so painful a position on account of his being a pimp; though I know well there are no sorceries in the world that can move or compel the will as some simple folk fancy, for our will is free, nor is there herb or charm that can force it.
Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.
In the first instance, the success of the usurpation will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in the last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people who can, by the election of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.
I was already longing to expound the cherished ideas I had brooded over in my corner.
In particular they include a tchinovnik (one of the literary staff in some government department), who is so well-read that he can expound Homer or any other author--in fact, ANYTHING, such a man of talent is he
For the rest, if any one of you have further or better counsel to expound, I will listen to him with the greatest pleasure.
If any of ye have a wiser plan, let him expound it.