verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of expound
Examples from the Web for expounder
(One of these is said to be the expounder of a grammar, known by the name of Kaumri Kalpa Vyakarana).
To this expounder of mysteries Alahor applied to learn whether any secret treason menaced his safety.
Whether we regard him as an expounder of the philosophy of mind or the philosophy of society, he is facile princeps.John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works|Herbert Spencer, Henry Fawcett, Frederic Harrison and Other Distinguished Authors
Another is the expounder of the obvious: "Have you ever noticed," says he, deeply thinking, "how people's tastes differ?"Etiquette|Emily Post
He was the propagandist of sentiments and aspirations rather than the expounder of a systematic theory.
British Dictionary definitions for expounder
Word Origin for expound
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.