英 [ɪk'spaʊnd; ek-]
CET6+ TEM8 GRE
1. ex- + -pound (pon-).
2. 字面含义：put out, place out, put forth. => explain, comment.
3. other words with intrusive -d: compound, propound.
ex-, 向外。-poun, 放置，词源同component.compound. 即展开，阐述。
- expound (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old French espondre "expound (on), set forth, explain," from Latin exponere "put forth, expose, exhibit; set on shore, disembark; offer, leave exposed, reveal, publish," from ex- "forth" (see ex-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position (n.)); with intrusive -d developing in French (compare sound (n.1)); the usual Middle English form was expoune. Related: Expounded; expounding.
'In Englissh,' quod Pacience, 'it is wel hard, wel to expounen, ac somdeel I shal seyen it, by so thow understonde.' ["Piers Plowman," late 14c.]
- 1. Schmidt continued to expound his views on economics and politics.
- 2. Why not get a diviner to expound my dream?
- 为什么不去叫一个占卜者来解释我的梦 呢 ?
- 3. The speaker has an hour to expound his views to the public.
- 4. I would like you to expound.
- 5. Landino had taken upon him to expound the same opinion.
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