v. ex·pound·ed, ex·pound·ing, ex·pounds
1. To explain in detail; elucidate: She expounded her theory on the origin of the conflict.
2. To make known or set forth; present: "In the 1956 campaign he cheerfully expounded views that had gravely disturbed him four years earlier" (Helen Sasson).
To make a detailed statement: The professor was expounding on a favorite topic.
[Middle English expounden, from Anglo-Norman espoundre, from Latin expōnere : ex-, ex- + pōnere, to place; see apo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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