HyperDic: expatiate

English > 1 sense of the word expatiate:
VERBcommunicationexpatiate, elaborate, lucubrate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
English > expatiate: 1 sense > 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 expatiate that there was a traffic accident
Synonymselaborate, lucubrate, 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
Nounsexpatiationa discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail

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