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Definition of Elaborate

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detailed, complicated; carefully planned, worked out in great detail
provide additional details; plan carefully and with great detail; produce, develop
Elaborate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To produce with labor
  
(v. t.)
To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work.
  
(a.)
Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research.
  
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elaborate
\e*lab"o*rate\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. elaborated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. elaborating (?).]
1. to produce with labor they in full joy elaborate a sigh,
2. to perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work. the sap is still more elaborated and exalted as it circulates through the vessels of the plant.
elaborate
\e*lab"o*rate\ (?), a. [l. elaboratus, p. p. of elaborare to work out; e out + laborare to labor, labor labor. see labor.] wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research. drawn to the life in each elaborate page.


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Verb
1. 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"
(synonym) lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
(hypernym) clarify, clear up, elucidate
(hyponym) detail
(derivation) expansion, enlargement, elaboration
2. produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
(hypernym) produce, make, create
(derivation) elaboration, working out
3. make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
(synonym) complicate, refine, rarify
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) involve
(derivation) refinement, elaboration
4. work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
(synonym) work out
(hypernym) develop, make grow
(verb-group) work out, work up
(derivation) elaboration, working out

Adjective
1. marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
(synonym) luxuriant
(similar) fancy
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"
(synonym) detailed, elaborated
(similar) careful