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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To give more details or new information about something

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To give more details or new information about something. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: having a lot of small parts or details put together in a complicated way.

Usage examples (41)
  • An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
  • elaborate a plan
  • An elaborate lace pattern
  • Adjective : elaborate preparations; elaborate care for more
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