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expound (up)on (someone or something)

To talk about or explain someone or something in detail. Please expound on Claire to me because I can't understand some of the wacky things she's done. I had to expound upon my thesis proposal, but the professor did eventually approve my topic.
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expound (up)on (someone or something) to (someone or something)

To talk about or explain someone or something in detail. Please expound on Claire to me because I can't understand some of the wacky things she's done. I had to expound upon my thesis proposal, but the professor did eventually approve my topic.
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expound

((up)on someone or something) (to someone) to speak at length about someone or something to someone. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Let me expound upon Tom to you for a while. I think you need all the details on his qualifications. Please do not expound on Bill anymore.
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a political thinker--"far more a gadfly than an expounder of a
Harold Tudor remained vice president of the Eisteddfod and an expounder of its ethos of promoting peace among nations through music and dance.
AMAZINGLY, although Steve Roman, founder and main expounder of modern dosage theory, has been writing about the subject for 20 years, only now has he published a book on it.
21 And in the understanding of the founders, those two attributes were connected: The founders could preserve their confidence that Locke was the expounder of a "true philosophy" precisely because they saw nothing in his teaching that was incompatible with the foundations of Christianity.
Although she was known for her sophistication and long cigarette holder, she held a conservative disposition, and was said to be too retiring, precise and scholarly to be an exciting expounder of the new and innovative generalities that were then being developed at Cambridge (Robinson 1978, p.
109) Or to put it in the language of another, more modern expounder of St.
His main job, he said after retiring, had been as an expounder of Keynes: "Indeed my entire role as an economist has been primarily that of an educator, an expounder, not an inventor.
In the film, Campion inverts the process of myth interpretation; she is anthropologist as expounder of myth and the creator of allegorical figures, not ethnographic case histories.
Deconstruction, New Historicism and pragmatism each claim a relevance that extends to the past as well as the present; Derrida has deconstructed Plato, New Historicism is perhaps best-known for its analyses of the European Renaissance, and Richard Rorty, the leading expounder of the New Pragmatism, gained fame with a history of Wes tern philosophy from Descartes to the present.
In Deformed Discourse Professor Williams argues that, in the Middle Ages, the quality of 'monstrousness' reflected an important philosophical strand - the Neoplatonism which descended through Pseudo-Dionysius and his expounder, John Scotus Eriugena, to influence the whole of the mystical tradition.
Here we see Andrewes, having laid the necessary foundation by representing Christ as both Word and expounder of the Word, developing an account of the Christian not merely as a consumer of the sacraments, but as a reader and student, trying to interpret what he reads in, presumably, the Bible.
15) Finally, he was already reading Plotinus when he was translating Plato and writing his major works because he always regarded Plotinus as an expounder of Plato.
So, for example, Zarathustra (whom Berkowitz casts as the chief expounder of human excellence) tells us that "Good and evil, and rich and poor, and high and low [hoch und gering]" are "all .
Mainstream economics - integrating Keynesian and neoclassical economics, as expounder, for instance, in Paul Samuelson's textbook - exuded confidence in completing the modernization process, provided that the national economy remained open to foreign capital and trade.
Michael Sprinker alleges that Kierkegaard, the "most radical expounder of 'truth as subjectivity[,]' is also among the most suspicious questioners of the authority of the subject over his discourse.