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expound

[ ik-spound ]
/ ɪkˈspaʊnd /
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verb (used with object)
to set forth or state in detail: to expound theories.
to explain; interpret.
verb (used without object)
to make a detailed statement (often followed by on).
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Origin of expound

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English expounen, expounden, from Old French espondre, from Latin expōnere “to put out, set forth, explain,” equivalent to ex- ex-1 + pōnere “to put”

OTHER WORDS FROM expound

ex·pound·er, nounpre·ex·pound, verb (used with object)un·ex·pound·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expound

expound
/ (ɪkˈspaʊnd) /

verb
(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

Derived forms of expound

expounder, noun

Word Origin for expound

C13: from Old French espondre, from Latin expōnere to set forth, from pōnere to put
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