Definitions for elaborate

Definitions for (verb) elaborate

Main entry: work out, elaborate

Definition: work out in detail

Usage: elaborate a plan

Main entry: elaborate, complicate, refine, rarify

Definition: make more complex, intricate, or richer

Usage: refine a design or pattern

Main entry: lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, enlarge, flesh out

Definition: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

Usage: She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

Main entry: elaborate

Definition: produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product

Usage: The bee elaborates honey

Definitions for (adj) elaborate

Main entry: detailed, elaborate, elaborated

Definition: developed or executed with care and in minute detail

Usage: a detailed plan; the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion- John Buchan; the carefully elaborated theme

Main entry: elaborate, luxuriant

Definition: marked by complexity and richness of detail

Usage: an elaborate lace pattern

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