1. elaborate

adjective. ['ɪˈlæbrət, ɪˈlæbɝˌeɪt'] marked by complexity and richness of detail.


  • fancy


  • deflate
  • starve

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Rhymes with Elaborate

  • collaborate

How do you spell elaborate? Is it elaborite ?

A common misspelling of elaborate is elaborite

Sentences with elaborate

1. Adjective
This type of ring has an elaborate engagement ring but allows the wedding ring to show simplicity.

Quotes about elaborate

1. The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.
- Noam Chomsky

2. Hey, Carlos,"the Professor says when he walks in. "How was REACH?""It sucked.""Can you be more specific?"my guardian asks."It really sucked,"I elaborate, sarcasm dripping from every word.
- Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

3. Every decent con man knows that the simplest truth is more powerful than even the most elaborate lie.
- Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals

2. elaborate

verb. ['ɪˈlæbrət, ɪˈlæbɝˌeɪt'] add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.


  • instance
  • clarify
  • exemplify
  • specify
  • particularize
  • illustrate
  • lucubrate
  • expand
  • flesh out
  • expatiate
  • elucidate
  • exposit
  • specialise
  • particularise
  • enlarge
  • detail
  • specialize
  • dilate
  • clear up
  • expound


  • obfuscate
  • generalize
  • simplify
  • deconcentrate

3. elaborate

adjective. ['ɪˈlæbrət, ɪˈlæbɝˌeɪt'] developed or executed with care and in minute detail.


  • elaborated
  • detailed


  • arrive
  • mystify
  • decrease

4. elaborate

verb. ['ɪˈlæbrət, ɪˈlæbɝˌeɪt'] make more complex, intricate, or richer.


  • rarify
  • develop
  • complicate
  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • refine
  • involve


  • differentiate
  • dedifferentiate
  • stay
  • worsen

5. elaborate

verb. ['ɪˈlæbrət, ɪˈlæbɝˌeɪt'] work out in detail.


  • work up
  • work out
  • make grow


  • diversify
  • idle
  • narrow
  • overcast

6. elaborate

verb. ['ɪˈlæbrət, ɪˈlæbɝˌeɪt'] produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product.


  • produce
  • create


  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize