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v. ex·pound·ed, ex·pound·ing, ex·pounds
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).
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.
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Noun1.expounder - a person who explains
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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Should not a magistrate be not merely the best administrator of the law, but the most crafty expounder of the chicanery of his profession, a steel probe to search hearts, a touchstone to try the gold which in each soul is mingled with more or less of alloy?"
By ten o’clock the streets of the village were filled with busy faces; some talking of their private concerns, some listening to a popular expounder of political creeds; and others gaping in at the open stores, admiring the finery, or examining scythes, axes, and such other manufactures as attracted their curiosity or excited their admiration.
A certain loftiness, likewise, took possession of Mr Wegg; a condescending sense of being in request as an official expounder of mysteries.
Razumov refer mentally to the popular expounder of a feministic conception of social state), "as to him, for all his cunning he too shall speak out some day."
He was himself a student by disposition, with a special taste for the writings of Faraday, the forerunner; Tyndall, the expounder; and Spencer, the philosopher.
Two of the science's most illustrious expounders were Buffon and Oliver Goldsmith, from both of whom we learn ( L'Histoire generale des animaux and A History of Animated Nature ) that the domestic cow sheds its horn every two years.
These Indians have likewise their priests, or conjurers, or medicine men, who pretend to be in the confidence of the deities, and the expounders and enforcers of their will.
But I cannot recite, even thus rudely, laws of the intellect, without remembering that lofty and sequestered class of men who have been its prophets and oracles, the high- priesthood of the pure reason, the Trismegisti, the expounders of the principles of thought from age to age.
Those expounders of the ways of Providence, who had thus judged their brother, and attributed his domestic sorrows to his sin, were not more charitable when they saw him and Dorothy endeavoring to fill up the void in their hearts by the adoption of an infant of the accursed sect.
(62.) This could, of course, also refer to the creator-god Brahma, mythical expounder of the NS, whose name is the same as the non-dual Vedantin's brahman except in the masculine rather than neuter gender.
Many of its residents were strongly antislavery as were its two newspapers, the Statesman and the Expounder. (81) In 1842, the Michigan Anti-Slavery Society held its meeting in Marshall where at the time about fifty blacks, many escaped slaves, lived.
Yet it might be thought by some that Timon, the expounder of Pyrrho's views, is of the contrary opinion when he says: