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Definition of "expound" []

  • To give a detailed statement of; set forth: expounded the intricacies of the new tax law. (verb-transitive)
  • To explain in detail; elucidate: The speaker expounded the approach of positive thinking. See Synonyms at explain. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a detailed statement: The professor was expounding on a favorite topic. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expound" in a sentence
  • "GALANOS: Yes, I will kind of expound on what I said."
  • "For "expound" the reader should have read "expand," and at another point the letter should read that "Jefferson, through his confidential leaders in Congress, held that body back until Mr. Lemen, under his orders, had rallied his friends and sent in anti-slavery petitions, etc,""
  • "She can no more treat others honestly and openly than a cat can expound at length on Voltaire."