dilate upon

[ dahy-leyt, di-, dahy-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF dilate upon
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DILATE UPON

It would be needless to dilate upon the value of such a work.

He began to dilate upon the virtues of another piece of tapestry.

After that Mr. Kantwise was allowed to dilate upon the subject which had brought him there.

But were I to dilate upon these horrors, would he not weary of them?

The details of their sufferings were too horrible to dilate upon.

The advantages of prolificacy are so apparent that it is unnecessary to dilate upon them.

I will not undertake to dilate upon the fatigue of this trip.

It is not our intention to dilate upon the injustice of this criticism.

I do not dilate upon the value and extent of this great country.

In good truth, an object-lesson for the moralist to dilate upon!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French dilater, from Late Latin dilatare "make wider, enlarge," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + latus "wide" (see latitude). Related: Dilated; dilating.

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