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expound


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expound  \Ex*pound"\  ([e^]ks*pound"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Expounded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Expounding}.]  [OE.  exponen, 
  expounen  expounden,  fr  L.  exponere  to  set  out  expose, 
  expound;  ex  out  +  ponere  to  put:  cf  OE  expondre  expondre 
  See  {Position}.] 
  1.  To  lay  open  to  expose  to  view;  to  examine.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  expounded  both  his  pockets.  --Hudibras. 
 
  2.  To  lay  open  the  meaning  of  to  explain;  to  clear  of 
  obscurity;  to  interpret;  as  to  expound  a  text  of 
  Scripture,  a  law,  a  word  a  meaning,  or  a  riddle. 
 
  Expound  this  matter  more  fully  to  me  --Bunyan. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expound 
  v  :  elaborate  or  expatiate  upon  give  details;  "She  elaborated 
  on  her  plans"  [syn:  {elaborate},  {expatiate},  {enlarge}, 
  {flesh  out},  {expand},  {dilate}] 




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