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Definition 1: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing - [verb of communication]

Samples where expound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

Synonyms for expound in the sense of this definition

(expound is a kind of ...) make clear and (more) comprehensible

"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

(... is a kind of expound ) provide details for

(... is a kind of expound ) state

"set forth one's reasons"

(... is a kind of expound ) clarify by giving an example of

(... is a kind of expound ) be specific about

"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

Definition 2: state - [verb of communication]

Samples where expound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • set forth one's reasons

Synonyms for expound in the sense of this definition

(expound is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of expound ) give a description of

"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

(... is a kind of expound ) set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

"He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"

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