HyperDic: dilate

English > 2 senses of the word dilate:
VERBchangedilate, distendbecome wider
communicationdilate, elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expoundadd details, as to an account or idea
dilate > pronunciation
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > dilate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome wider.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"His pupils were dilated"
BroaderwidenBecome broader or wider or more extensive
Spanishdilatarse, dilatar
Catalandilatar, distendre
Nounsdilatationthe state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
dilation, dilatationthe act of expanding an aperture
dilatora surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ
dilatora drug that causes dilation
dilatora muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part
English > dilate: 2 senses > verb 2, 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
Synonymselaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound
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
Nounsdilationa lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic

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