Expound - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspaʊnd|  American pronunciation of the word expound
Brit.  |ɪkˈspaʊnd|  British pronunciation of the word expound


- add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing (syn: dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, lucubrate)
- state (syn: exposit)


The article expounds the virtues of a healthy diet.

When asked to expound, he had no comment.

The speaker has an hour to expound his views to the public.

She's always expounding on the latest dogmas of feminism.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: expound
he/she/it: expounds
present participle: expounding
past tense: expounded
past participle: expounded
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