- 1Present and explain (a theory or idea) in detail: he was expounding a powerful argument [no object]: he declined to expound on his decisionMore example sentences
present, put forward, set forth, proffer, offer, advance, propose, propound, frame, give an account of, recount; explain, give an explanation of, detail, spell out, describe, discuss, explicate, delineate, elucidateexpand on, expatiate on, dwell on, harp on, discuss at length
- 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.
- 1.1Explain the meaning of (a literary or doctrinal work): the abbess expounded the scriptures to her nunsMore example sentences
- Authors customarily used the commentary format not only to expound the works of Aristotle, but also as a vehicle for original philosophical theorizing.
- The commentator must know the whole of Aristotle in order that, having first proved that Aristotle is consistent with himself, he may expound Aristotle's works by means of Aristotle's works.
- In most cases the parables of later Jewish teachers were used to illustrate or expound Scripture.
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- Its expounders view the market-led development strategy as a means of achieving prosperity.
- O'Gorman was one of the principal expounders of functionalist architecture in Mexico.
- The most just exposition of the sacred texts, and relation of them to the issues and causes of the parish, gave the expounder a right to judge and to minister to spiritual needs.
Middle English expoune (in the sense 'explain (what is difficult)'): from Old French espon-, present tense stem of espondre, from Latin exponere 'expose, publish, explain', from ex- 'out' + ponere 'put'. The origin of the final -d (recorded from the Middle English period) is uncertain.