expound

[ ik-spound ]
/ ɪkˈspaʊnd /

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

1250–1300; Middle English expounen, expounden < Old French espondre < Latin expōnere to put out, set forth, explain, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + pōnere to put

synonym study for expound

2. See explain.

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 expounder

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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