[ ik-spoun-ding ]
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  1. a detailed explanation, discursion, or interpretation:I have no natural taste for study, expounding, or poring over tomes.

  1. being someone or something that explains or interprets:The book is an expounding collection of tales, brimming with translated historical and cultural anecdotes.

Origin of expounding

First recorded in 1735–45; expound + -ing1 for the noun; expound + -ing2 for the adjective

Words Nearby expounding

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How to use expounding in a sentence

  • Again, we find nowhere any orders to the priests or Levites to go about the country expounding or teaching the law.

  • For nine months the mission from Windesheim sat in Paris, expounding, demonstrating, hoping to persuade.

    The Age of Erasmus | P. S. Allen
  • For to-day the Minister was expounding a very serious question; both Ministerialists and Opposition must listen.

    The conquest of Rome | Matilde Serao