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Definitions for expound
ɪkˈspaʊndex·pound

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateverb

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

  2. set forth, expound, expositverb

    state

    "set forth one's reasons"

Wiktionary

  1. expoundverb

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

  2. expoundverb

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

    The role of some religious leaders is to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expoundverb

    to lay open; to expose to view; to examine

    Etymology: [OE. exponen, expounen, expounden, fr. L. exponere to set out, expose, expound; ex out + ponere to put: cf. OE. expondre, expondre. See Position.]

  2. Expoundverb

    to lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle

    Etymology: [OE. exponen, expounen, expounden, fr. L. exponere to set out, expose, expound; ex out + ponere to put: cf. OE. expondre, expondre. See Position.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Expound

    eks-pownd′, v.t. to expose, or lay open the meaning of: to explain: to interpret: to explain in a certain way.—n. Expound′er, one who expounds: an interpreter. [O. Fr. espondre—L. exponĕreex, out, ponĕre, to place.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expound in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of expound in a Sentence

  1. Lauren Boebert:

    Shame on him for coming to Colorado to expound upon our tragedies.

  2. Lauren Boebert:

    Hell, no, youre not, shame on him for coming to Colorado to expound upon our tragedies.

  3. Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist 22:

    Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.

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