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