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expound

[ik-spound] /ɪkˈspaʊnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to set forth or state in detail:
to expound theories.
2.
to explain; interpret.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a detailed statement (often followed by on).
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English expounen, expounden < Old French espondre < Latin expōnere to put out, set forth, explain, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + pōnere to put
Related forms
expounder, noun
preexpound, verb (used with object)
unexpounded, adjective
Synonym Study
2. See explain.
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Examples for expounding
  • The columnist uses that relative anonymity as a springboard, expounding on variables left unmentioned in the initial query.
  • Each incident and situation is merely an opportunity for expounding some point of philosophy.
  • He is expounding on his vision of computerized education.
  • expounding on why this is a problem entails a realistic understanding of the background of the department.
  • Another use for linked text is to provide expounding information about a related topic.
British Dictionary definitions for expounding

expound

/ɪkˈspaʊnd/
verb
1.
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
Derived Forms
expounder, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French espondre, from Latin expōnere to set forth, from pōnere to put
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Word Origin and History for expounding
expound
c.1300, from O.Fr. expondre, from L. exponere "put forth, explain," from ex- "forth" + ponere "to put, place" (see position); with intrusive -d. Related: Expounded; expounding.
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