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expound

ex·pound

expound

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spaUnd
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to discuss or explain in detail (usu. fol. by on or upon).
This statement is not clear; perhaps you could expound on it.
synonyms:
descant, discourse
similar words:
dilate, editorialize, explain, opine
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: expounded, expounding, expounds
definition: to state or explain (something) in detail.
While he expounded his theory, the audience listened intently.
synonyms:
explicate
similar words:
clarify, commentate, elucidate, explain, inform, opine
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derivation: expounder (n.)
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