Associations to the word «Elaborate»


ELABORATE, adjective. Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
ELABORATE, adjective. Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
ELABORATE, verb. (intransitive) (used with on when used with an object) To give further detail or explanation (about).

Dictionary definition

ELABORATE, 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".
ELABORATE, verb. Produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey".
ELABORATE, verb. Make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern".
ELABORATE, verb. Work out in detail; "elaborate a plan".
ELABORATE, adjective. Marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern".
ELABORATE, adjective. 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".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway