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Expound vs. Expand

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  • Expound (verb)

    To set out the meaning of; to explain or discuss at length

    "spell out"

  • Expound (verb)

    To make a statement, especially at length.

    "He expounded often on the dangers of the imperial presidency."

  • Expand (verb)

    To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one; to spread out or lay open.

    "You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table."

  • Expand (verb)

    To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).

    "A flower expands its leaves."

  • Expand (verb)

    To express (something) at length and/or in detail.

  • Expand (verb)

    To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.

    "Use the binomial theorem to expand"

    "(x+1)4"

    "to"

    "x4 + 4x3 + 6x2 + 4x + 1."

  • Expand (verb)

    To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value

  • Expand (verb)

    To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.

    "Many materials expand when heated."

    "This compact umbrella expands to cover a large table."

  • Expand (verb)

    To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.

  • Expand (verb)

    To speak or write at length or in detail.

    "He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!"

  • Expand (verb)

    To feel generous or optimistic.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Expound

    To lay open; to expose to view; to examine.

  • Expound

    To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.

  • Expand

    To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.

  • Expand

    To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; - opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.

  • Expand

    To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.

  • Expand (verb)

    To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

Webster Dictionary
  • Expound (verb)

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

  • Expound (verb)

    state;

    "set forth one's reasons"

  • Expand (verb)

    extend in one or more directions;

    "The dough expands"

  • Expand (verb)

    become larger in size or volume or quantity;

    "his business expanded rapidly"

  • Expand (verb)

    make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity;

    "expand the house by adding another wing"

  • Expand (verb)

    grow stronger;

    "The economy was booming"

  • Expand (verb)

    exaggerate or make bigger;

    "The charges were inflated"

  • Expand (verb)

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

  • Expand (verb)

    expand the influence of;

    "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

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