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synonyms for expound

  • clarify
  • delineate
  • exemplify
  • explain
  • explicate
  • express
  • illustrate
  • set forth
  • spell out
  • comment
  • construe
  • describe
  • discourse
  • elucidate
  • enucleate
  • interpret
  • present
  • state
  • unfold
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antonyms for expound

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  • complicate
  • confuse
  • mystify
  • obscure
  • mix up
  • refrain
  • withhold
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To expound is to give a methodical, detailed, scholarly explanation of something, usually Scriptures, doctrines, or philosophy: to expound the doctrine of free will. To explain is to make plain, clear, or intelligible something that is not known or understood: to explain a theory or a problem. To elucidate is to throw light on what before was dark and obscure, usually by illustration and commentary and sometimes by elaborate explanation: They asked him to elucidate his statement. To interpret is to give the meaning of something by paraphrase, by translation, or by an explanation based on personal opinion: to interpret a poem or a symbol.

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How to use expound in a sentence

We will not attempt, within the compass of a few short chapters, to expound continuously its wonderful text.
MESSAGES FROM THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSHANDLEY C.G. MOULE
In the terms of the petition the lecturer was to expound the Commedia for the benefit of "etiam non grammatici."
GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDYEDWARD HUTTON
At first, he did not attempt to annoy her; but, in time, some one was found cruel enough to expound to him the English common law.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
But it is a craven apology if we stoop to expound: we are seen as pleading our case before the public.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
To understand and expound them not for scholars but for the people, calls for a combination of gifts bestowed upon very few.
THE PROPHET EZEKIELARNO C. GAEBELEIN
Morsfield has lived a good deal among our neighbours, who expound the physiology of women.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Such is a bare outline of the thought in this passage, to attempt to expound or illustrate which would be to spoil it.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEWJOHN MONRO GIBSON
Everybody had a chance to speak and expound the texts, whether he knew anything about them or not.
AROUND OLD BETHANYROBERT LEE BERRY
All these three writers pretended to expound Aristotle's views of the passive intellect rather than propound their own.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
So may be elucidated problems which neither metaphysical speculation nor historical research has proved adequate to expound.
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPOUND

  • comment
  • commentate
  • construe
  • define
  • elucidate
  • explain
  • expound
  • footnote
  • gloss
  • illustrate
  • interpret
  • note
  • remark
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