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elaborate meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of elaborate at MeaningMonkey.org. elaborate meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of elaborate (verb)

  1. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
  2. produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • "The bee elaborates honey"
  3. make more complex, intricate, or richer
  4. work out in detail

ELABORATE adjective

Definition of elaborate (adjective)

  1. marked by complexity and richness of detail
    • "an elaborate lace pattern"
    • synonyms: luxuriant
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: detailed, elaborated
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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