- to set forth or state in detail: to expound theories.
- to explain; interpret.
- to make a detailed statement (often followed by on).
Origin of expound
Examples from the Web for expounder
In fact, the work needed an expounder, and it found one in Mr. Huxley.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
He is the expounder of Revolution in its compulsory and illiberal aspect.Lectures on the French Revolution
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
He is known among us as the expounder of laws natural and divine.The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism
A. Leah Underhill
The expounder of philosophy breathed deeply, but stuck to her task.The Blower of Bubbles
Arthur Beverley Baxter
In each the priest was the expounder of the holy books and laws.The Bible Of Bibles;
- (when intr, foll by on or about) to explain or set forth (an argument, theory, etc) in detailto expound on one's theories; he expounded his reasoning
Word Origin and History for expounder
c.1300, from Old French espondre "expound (on), set forth, explain," from Latin exponere "put forth, explain, expose, exhibit," from ex- "forth" (see ex-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position); with intrusive -d (cf. sound (n.1)). The usual Middle English form was expoune. Related: Expounded; expounding.