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expound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expound

  1. 1 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) a rambling interview in which the celebrated author expounds his views on an array of topics Synonyms of expound air, express, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceWords Related to expound advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms of expound censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms of expound stifle, suppress

  2. 2 to make plain or understandable at the start of the trial the judge expounded the legal difference between libel and slander to the jury Synonyms of expound clarify, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, elucidate, explicate, explain, get across, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddleWords Related to expound decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, glossNear Antonyms of expound befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscateAntonyms of expound obscure



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