exegete (third-person singular simple present exegetes, present participle exegeting, simple past and past participle exegeted)
(chiefly religion) To interpret; to perform an exegesis.
1905, Borden P. Bowne, “Moral Training in the Public Schools”, Homiletic Review, page 93: "History, not the dictionary, must exegete this doctrine. When thus exegeted, the secularity of our Government, as shown by the intentions of its founders, the customs of the people, and the continuous decisions of the courts, means simply the separation of church and state."
Etymology: as if Greek *ἐξελευθεροστομίζ-ειν, ἐξ out + ἐλεύθερος free + στόμα mouth.
trans. To speak out freely.
1854 C. D. Badham, Prose Halieutics 181 The heroes of the Iliad—shall we hide it to live, or exeleutherostomize it and die?—are for the most part boors.
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