verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of expound
Examples from the Web for expound
I was going to expound on this today, but Josh Barro's got it covered.
The spring collection was intended to expound on the female body, sensuality and skin--but not nudity.Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows|Robin Givhan|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why, in an otherwise tough interview, he didn't ask Netanyahu to expound the distinction is beyond me.
He recognized me from TV, and began to expound his political opinions.
The compulsion to expound on the grips of passion is timeless, it would seem.‘Love Letters’ Anthologizes 2,000 Years of Passion Put to Paper|Sarah Stodola|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He went so far as to sketch for Franco the outlines of a letter to his wife, with a list of the arguments he must expound.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
Its true meaning is indicated by that of its root, darash,54 to study, to expound.Jewish Literature and Other Essays|Gustav Karpeles
Among the first was that of Bologna, where Pepo began to expound the law in 1075.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
The French author makes dame Pinte, the hen, expound the dream to her husband and warn him of the danger which lies before him.Chaucer and His Times|Grace E. Hadow
Purvey says, "Men might expound much openlier and shortlier the Bible than the old doctors have expounded it in Latin."Early Theories of Translation|Flora Ross Amos
British Dictionary definitions for expound
Word Origin for expound
Word Origin and History for expound
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.