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expound

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspaʊnd/

Translation of expound in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [formal] exponer*
    Example sentences
    • Nardini wholeheartedly expounds the idea that those in the public eye are obliged to raise the profile of organisations who struggle to avert major crises.
    • First, it is suggested that successive attempts to expound a Marxian theory of nature have see-sawed between naturalistic and social constructionist positions.
    • Over the next 30 years he contributed 78 papers to international journals, many of them expounding his own theory of molecular attraction.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [formal] hablar to expound at length on o about sth hablar largo y tendido sobre algo

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