HyperDic: elaborate

English > 6 senses of the word elaborate:
VERBcommunicationelaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
creationelaborateproduce from basic elements or sources
changeelaborate, complicate, refine, rarifymake more complex, intricate, or richer
changeelaborate, work outwork out in detail
ADJECTIVEallelaborate, luxuriantmarked by complexity and richness of detail
allelaborate, detailed, elaborateddeveloped or executed with care and in minute detail
elaborate > pronunciation
Soundsihlae'berey.t; ihlae'braht
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
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English > elaborate: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by complexity and richness of detail.
Example"an elaborate lace pattern"
Synonymluxuriant
Broaderfancynot plain
Spanishcomplicado, intrincado
Nounselaboratenessan ornate appearance
Adverbselaboratelywith elaboration
English > elaborate: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDeveloped or executed with care and in minute detail.
Examples
  • "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan
  • "the carefully elaborated theme"
Synonymsdetailed, elaborated
BroadercarefulExercising caution or showing care or attention
Spanishdetallado, detenido, elaborado, pormenorizado
Catalandetallat, elaborat, minuciós
Nounselaboratenessmarked by elaborately complex detail
English > elaborate: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningadd details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning / meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey elaborate that there was a traffic accident
Example"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
Synonymslucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
NarrowerdetailProvide details for
exemplify, illustrate, instanceclarify by giving an example of
set forth, expound, expositstate
specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseBe specific about
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
Oppositeabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Spanishampliar, dilatarse, expandir, explicar, exponer, extenderse
Catalanampliar, expandir
Nounselaborationaddition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
elaborationa discussion that provides additional information
English > elaborate: 6 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningproduce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The bee elaborates honey"
Broaderproduce, make, createcreate or manufacture a man-made product
Spanishelaborar
Catalanelaborar
Nounselaborationdeveloping in intricate and painstaking detail
English > elaborate: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake more complex, intricate, or richer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscomplicate, refine, rarify
Narrowerdevelopelaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
involvemake complex or intricate or complicated
sophisticatemake more complex or refined
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcomplicar, refinar
Catalancomplicar, elaborar, refinar
Nounselaborationdeveloping in intricate and painstaking detail
elaborationmarked by elaborately complex detail
elaborationthe result of improving something
English > elaborate: 6 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningWork out in detail.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"elaborate a plan"
Synonymwork out
Broaderdevelop, make growCause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
Similar towork out, work upcome up with
Spanishelaborar, llevar a cabo
Catalanelaborar
Nounselaborationdeveloping in intricate and painstaking detail

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