Definition of expound:
plump out, present, start out, clarify, spread out, depart, part, set off, fill out, enucleate, explicate, distend, fatten out, fatten up, construe, dilate, expatiate, flourish, set forth, set out, take off, interpret, fatten, expand, exposit, rarify, express, lucubrate, describe, magnify, amplify, extend, elucidate, work out, decipher, flesh out, delineate, round, enucleate, inflate, fat, boom, refine, start, thrive, enlarge, elaborate, spell out, complicate, plump, put into plain English, blow up.
- answer (part of speech: verb)
- respond (part of speech: verb)
On a rustic seat, near a rear door, white- haired old Sam is sitting, listening intently, while dusky Mug reads to him from the book of books, the one he prizes above all else, stopping occasionally to expound, in his own way, some point which he fancies may not be clear to her, likening every good man to " Massah Hugh," and every bad one to the leader of the " Suddern 'Federacy," whose horse he declares he held once in " ole Virginny," telling Mug, in an aside, " how, if 'twasn't wicked, nor agin' de scripter, he should most wish he'd put beech nuts under Massah Jeffres' saddle, and so broke his fetched neck, 'fore he raise sich a muss, runnin' calico so high that Miss Ellis 'clar she couldn't 'ford it, and axin' fifteen cents for a paltry spool of cotton."- "Bad Hugh", Mary Jane Holmes.
- "In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV)", Harrison S. Morris.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.