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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 (adjective) 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