Associations to the word «Dilate»


DILATE, verb. (transitive) To enlarge; to make bigger.
DILATE, verb. (intransitive) To become wider or larger; to expand.
DILATE, verb. (ambitransitive) To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; with "on" or "upon".

Dictionary definition

DILATE, verb. Become wider; "His pupils were dilated".
DILATE, verb. 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".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca