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Synonyms for elaborate

Synonyms for (verb) elaborate

Synonyms: work out, elaborate Definition: work out in detail Usage: elaborate a plan

Similar words: make grow, develop Definition: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development Usage: The perfect climate here develops the grain; He developed a new kind of apple

Synonyms: elaborate, complicate, refine, rarify Definition: make more complex, intricate, or richer Usage: refine a design or pattern

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: clarify, clear up, elucidate Definition: make clear and (more) comprehensible Usage: clarify the mystery surrounding her death

Synonyms: elaborate Definition: produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product Usage: The bee elaborates honey

Similar words: create, make, produce Definition: create or manufacture a man-made product Usage: We produce more cars than we can sell; The company has been making toys for two centuries

Synonyms for (adjective) elaborate

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: careful Definition: exercising caution or showing care or attention Usage: they were careful when crossing the busy street; be careful to keep her shoes clean; did very careful research; careful art restorers; careful of the rights of others; careful about one's behavior

Synonyms: elaborate, luxuriant Definition: marked by complexity and richness of detail Usage: an elaborate lace pattern

Similar words: fancy Definition: not plain; decorative or ornamented Usage: fancy handwriting; fancy clothes