Expound

Definition of Expound

Ex`pound´   Pronunciation: ĕks`pound´
v. t.1.To lay open; to expose to view; to examine.
[imp. & p. p. Expounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Expounding.]
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.

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