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expound

verb

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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
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give air to, put forth

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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.
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explain, expound, explicate, elucidate, interpret mean to make something clear or understandable. explain implies a making plain or intelligible what is not immediately obvious or entirely known.
    • explain the rules
expound implies a careful often elaborate explanation.
    • expounding a scientific theory
explicate adds the idea of a developed or detailed analysis.
    • explicate a poem
elucidate stresses the throwing of light upon as by offering details or motives previously unclear or only implicit.
    • elucidate an obscure passage
interpret adds to explain the need for imagination or sympathy or special knowledge in dealing with something.
    • interpreting a work of art


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