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English verb: expound

1. expound (communication) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing


SamplesShe elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation.


Synonymsdilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, flesh out, lucubrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)clarify, clear up, elucidate


Narrower (hyponym)detail, exemplify, exposit, expound, illustrate, instance, particularise, particularize, set forth, specialise, specialize, specify


Antonymsabbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut

2. expound (communication) state


SamplesSet forth one's reasons.


Synonymsexposit, set forth


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate


Narrower (hyponym)depict, describe, draw, premise









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