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Meaning of EXPOUND

Pronunciation:  ik'spawnd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  state; "set forth one's reasons"
  2. [v]  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"

EXPOUND is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, flesh out, lucubrate
 See Also: clarify, clear up, depict, describe, detail, draw, elucidate, exemplify, expound, illustrate, instance, particularise, particularize, premise, set forth, specialise, specialize, specify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*pound"\ ([e^]ks*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Expounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expounding}.] [OE. exponen,
expounen, expounden, fr. L. exponere to set out, expose,
expound; ex out + ponere to put: cf. OE. expondre, expondre.
See {Position}.]
1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine. [Obs.]

         He expounded both his pockets.        --Hudibras.

2. 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.

         Expound this matter more fully to me. --Bunyan.

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