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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.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 Gazette to parson Supple.
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.
Overall, Lyon sees lululmeon expounding upon current drivers as well as new category opportunities that, when combined with low double digit square foot growth, can drive solid top- and bottom-line growth over the next five years, resulting in earnings power of roughly $9.00.
Fajeur Bu Kamal presented a lecture expounding on the disease pathological causes and preventative methods as well as the importance of early detection of tumors.
THE saintly Joanna Lumley has been expounding her views on keeping slim, proclaiming people these days are 'too greedy'.
Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory
Judge Jones said: "Outside this court today two groups of people have seen fit to come to make massive demonstrations expounding the views of two sides of a particular argument.
Authors Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, founders of an eponymous consulting group, have been expounding on the value of consumer focus for years.