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  Definition of elaborate
  1. work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
  2. make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
  3. 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"
  4. produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
  5. 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"
  6. marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
Similar Words: work out, complicate, refine, rarify, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate, detailed, elaborated, luxuriant

 

Hyponyms: involve, develop, sophisticate, detail, set forth, expound, exposit, exemplify, illustrate, instance, specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise

 

Grouped Verbs: work out, work up

 

Derivational Morphology: elaboration, working out, refinement, elaborateness, intricacy, involution, complicatedness, complication, knottiness, dilation, exponent, exposition, expounding, expansion, enlargement, expanding upon, expatiation, lucubration, amplification

 

Anagrams: rotatable, tolerable

 

 
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