Ex·pound v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Expounding.]
1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine. [Obs.]
He expounded both his pockets. --Hudibras.
2. To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.
Expound this matter more fully to me. --Bunyan.
v 1: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning
of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;
"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
[syn: elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit,
enlarge, flesh out, expand, dilate] [ant: abridge]
2: state; "set forth one's reasons" [syn: set forth, exposit]