elaborate


elaborate
I adjective baroque, beautified, bedecked, complex, complicated, daedal, decorated, deluxe, detailed, developed minutely, done with thoroughness, elaboratus, embellished, executed with exactness, fancy, festooned, flamboyant, flashy, garnished, grandiose, highly wrought, intricate, intricately wrought, involute, involved, labored, marked by excessive effort, ornamented, ornate, ostentatious, painstaking, palatial, perfected, rich, showy, studied, sumptuous, wrought with labor II verb add to, amplify, augment, be more specific, detail, develop, elaborare, enlarge upon, enrich, expand, give additional information, go into detail, improve upon, magnify, perfect, refine, state something in detail III index amplify, compound (adjective), compound (verb), develop, embellish, enhance, enlarge, expand, intricate, meliorate, painstaking

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elaborate — E*lab o*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elaborated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elaborating}.] 1. To produce with labor [1913 Webster] They in full joy elaborate a sigh, Young. [1913 Webster] 2. To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elaborate — [adj] intricate; involved busy, careful, complex, complicated, decorated, detailed, elegant, embellished, exact, extensive, extravagant, fancy, fussy, garnished, highly wrought, high tech*, imposing, knotty, labored, labyrinthine, luxurious, many …   New thesaurus

  • elaborate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving many carefully arranged parts; detailed and complicated. ► VERB 1) develop or present in detail. 2) (elaborate on) add more detail to (something already said). DERIVATIVES elaborately adverb elaborateness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • elaborate — vb *unfold, evolve, develop, perfect Analogous words: *expand, amplify, dilate: enlarge, augment (see INCREASE): heighten, enhance (see INTENSIFY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • elaborate — [ē lab′ə rit, ilab′ər it; ] for v. [, ē lab′ə rit, i lab′ə rāt΄] adj. [L elaboratus, pp. of elaborare, to work out, labor greatly < e , out + laborare < labor, LABOR] 1. worked out carefully; developed in great detail 2. highly wrought or… …   English World dictionary

  • elaborate — 01. A Japanese wedding can be a fairly [elaborate] ceremony involving a number of different costume changes. 02. We made a really [elaborate] five course dinner for my grandfather s 100th birthday. 03. The student gave his teacher an [elaborate]… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • elaborate — elaborates, elaborating, elaborated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]ɪlæ̱bərət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪlæ̱bəreɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use elaborate to describe something that is very complex because it has a lot of… …   English dictionary

  • elaborate — I UK [ɪˈlæb(ə)rət] / US adjective ** very detailed and complicated The government s new healthcare plan is the most elaborate yet. a) used about something that is more complicated than is practical or necessary I took no notice of John s… …   English dictionary

  • elaborate — elaborately, adv. elaborateness, n. elaborative, adj. elaborator, n. adj. /i lab euhr it/; v. /i lab euh rayt /, adj., v., elaborated, elaborating. adj. 1. worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness: elaborate …   Universalium


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