Dictionary Results for elaborate


1. elaborate - 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"

Synonym(s): lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh_out, expand, expound, dilate

Hypernym(s): clarify, clear_up, elucidate




2. elaborate - verb

· produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"

Hypernym(s): produce, make, create




3. elaborate - verb

· make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"

Synonym(s): complicate, refine, rarify

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




4. elaborate - verb

· work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"

Synonym(s): work_out

Hypernym(s): develop, make_grow




5. elaborate - adjective

· marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"

Synonym(s): luxuriant




6. elaborate - adjective

· developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme"

Synonym(s): detailed, elaborated





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