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Overview of verb elaborate

The verb elaborate has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate

(add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation")

2. elaborate

(produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey")

3. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate

(make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern")

4. elaborate, work out

(work out in detail; "elaborate a plan")

Overview of adj elaborate

The adj elaborate has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (9) elaborate, luxuriant

(marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern")

2. (4) detailed, elaborate, elaborated

(developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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