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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

Synonym Discussion of expound

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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