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Synonyms of 'expound'

(verb) 
Definition
to explain a theory, belief, etc. in detail
Schmidt continued to expound his theories on economics.
Synonyms
explain
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
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describe
We asked her to describe what she had seen.
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illustrate
She illustrates her analysis with extracts from interviews and discussions.
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interpret
The judge has to interpret the law as it's being passed.
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unfold
Mr Wills unfolds his story with evident enjoyment.
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spell out
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set forth
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elucidate
He refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.
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explicate (formal)
scholars who seek to explicate religious texts

Additional synonyms

in the sense of describe
Definition
to give an account of (something or someone) in words
We asked her to describe what she had seen.
Synonyms
set out,
set forth,
give an account of,
put in words
in the sense of elucidate
Definition
to make (something obscure or difficult) clear
He refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.
Synonyms
make clear,
spell out,
clear up,
make plain,
explicate (formal),
shed or throw light upon
in the sense of explicate
Definition
to make clear
scholars who seek to explicate religious texts
Synonyms
clear up,
make plain,
make clear or explicit

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