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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pound /ɪkˈspaʊnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]