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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expounding - a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
philosophizing - the exposition (often superficially) of a particular philosophy
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
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As soon as he had dispatched this messenger, he went in quest of his sister, whom he found reading and expounding the
Maggie's mother paced to and fro, addressing the doorful of eyes, expounding like a glib showman at a museum.
But you speak of instruction, and of a profession; are you an adjunct to the provincial corps, as a master of the noble science of defense and offense; or, perhaps, you are one who draws lines and angles, under the pretense of expounding the mathematics?
I understand not your allusions about lines and angles; and I leave expounding to those who have been called and set apart for that holy office.
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago.
Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory
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Secret Shakespeare's Adventures of Freeman Jones contains the text of the novel itself, an essay concerning forensic evidence pointing to Shakespeare as the text's author, footnotes expounding upon wordplay, and other insights into a remarkable and rambunctuous classic narrative.
Each framework has a chapter devoted to expounding upon its development, core principles, practice applications and case examples.