Definition for elaborate

verb as in make detailed; expand

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Example Sentences

Like many recent trends, they found initial popularity among K-pop fans, who created elaborate digital collages of bands.

There’s paradoxical thinking, or the elaborated social identity model.

From Quartz

This is exactly our time as advertisers to elaborate on the challenges that our audience can overcome by using the product.

It is difficult to execute elaborate productions and remain socially distant.

From Digiday

It might well mean data encryption, but the EDPC didn’t elaborate.

From Digiday

In an email exchange a friend said many had repeated this same succinct review but they could never elaborate.

A senior Iranian official in Pakistan later confirmed the strike took place, declining to elaborate.

Hitchcock loved to tell stories, elaborate, complicated rough drafts for movies he would never make.

His most elaborate camera maneuvers seemed almost diabolical in their complexity.

And he tells Bob Boyle to start making sketches for the more elaborate sequences.

The same two impulses are said to lie at the root of the elaborate art of personal adornment developed by savages.

The attempt at social change threatens a social revolution in which the whole elaborate mechanism would burst into fragments.

It contained an elaborate account of all the comets recorded in history , down to the year 1665.

The menu was long, elaborate and imposing; equalled only by the toast list, which contained no less than sixteen separate toasts.

In preparation for this event Ki Pak had made careful and elaborate arrangements.


On this page you'll find 187 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to elaborate, such as: busy, complicated, decorated, detailed, embellished, and exact.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.