Definition of Expound

1. Verb. Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing. "They expound that there was a traffic accident "; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

2. Verb. State. "Set forth one's reasons"
Exact synonyms: Exposit, Set Forth
Generic synonyms: Dilate, Elaborate, Enlarge, Expand, Expatiate, Exposit, Flesh Out, Lucubrate
Specialized synonyms: Depict, Describe, Draw, Premise
Derivative terms: Exposition

Definition of Expound

1. v. t. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine.

Definition of Expound

1. Verb. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine or exposit. ¹

2. Verb. To lay open the meaning of; to explain or discuss at length; to clear of obscurity; to interpret. ¹

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Definition of Expound

1. to explain in detail [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expound

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exposure keratitis
exposure meter
exposure meters
exposure odds ratio
exposure therapy
exposure treatment
expound (current term)
express emotion
express feelings
express joy
express lane
express luxury liner
express mail
express mirth

Literary usage of Expound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... occasion his Latin served him to expound from the bench with perspicuity and elegance the course of legal proceedings to some distinguished foreigners ..."

2. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1843)
"... were not able lo expound the creed of the ancients, in such a manner as to impart, by means of arguments, clear- created, he was, by order of the Khalif ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"As our present purpose is to state what Ultramontanism is, it is beside our scope to expound the Catholic doctrine on the power of the Church and, ..."

4. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1857)
"... they which expound it of David say that one of his musicians was author of it. But first, it is most certain that David was the penman of this Psalm ..."

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