Expound vs. Propound

Expound vs. Propound — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Expound and Propound

Expoundverb

To explain in detail; elucidate

She expounded her theory on the origin of the conflict.

Propoundverb

To put forward for consideration; set forth.

Expoundverb

To make known or set forth; present

"In the 1956 campaign he cheerfully expounded views that had gravely disturbed him four years earlier" (Helen Sasson).

Propoundverb

(transitive) To put forward; to offer for discussion or debate.

Expoundverb

To make a detailed statement

The professor was expounding on a favorite topic.

Propoundverb

put forward, as of an idea

Expoundverb

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

Expoundverb

(intransitive) To make a statement, especially at length.

He expounded often on the dangers of the imperial presidency.

Expoundverb

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

Expoundverb

state;

set forth one's reasons