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Synonyms for elaborate
ɪˈlæb ər ɪt; -əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elaborate, luxuriant(adj)

    marked by complexity and richness of detail

    "an elaborate lace pattern"

    Synonyms:
    elaborated, epicurean, luxurious, detailed, profuse, luxuriant, sybaritic, exuberant, voluptuary, lush, riotous, voluptuous

    Antonyms:
    plain, careless

  2. detailed, elaborate, elaborated(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    elaborated, luxuriant, detailed

    Antonyms:
    careless, plain

  3. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(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"

    Synonyms:
    work out, refine, fat, expound, fatten, exposit, dilate, fill out, spread out, extend, amplify, blow up, rarify, lucubrate, set forth, fatten up, thrive, magnify, plump, expatiate, inflate, expand, fatten out, flesh out, complicate, plump out, boom, enlarge, flourish, distend, round

    Antonyms:
    careless, plain

  4. elaborate(verb)

    produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product

    "The bee elaborates honey"

    Synonyms:
    expatiate, dilate, refine, flesh out, expound, expand, lucubrate, work out, enlarge, rarify, complicate, exposit

    Antonyms:
    careless, plain

  5. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate(verb)

    make more complex, intricate, or richer

    "refine a design or pattern"

    Synonyms:
    refine, perplex, lucubrate, exposit, polish, down, rarify, fine-tune, work out, rectify, dilate, expatiate, expand, expound, flesh out, complicate, enlarge

    Antonyms:
    plain, careless

  6. elaborate, work out(verb)

    work out in detail

    "elaborate a plan"

    Synonyms:
    work out, refine, expound, lick, exposit, dilate, work, puzzle out, figure, solve, reckon, rarify, lucubrate, cypher, cipher, expatiate, expand, flesh out, complicate, compute, figure out, calculate, enlarge, work up, exercise

    Antonyms:
    careless, plain

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. elaborate

    Synonyms:
    execute, forge, prepare, concoct, mature

    Antonyms:
    misconceive, mismanage, misconstrue, hit, conjecture, guess, extemporize, chance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elaborate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bestow labor upon, work out

  2. elaborate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    improve, refine, mature, ripen, prepare thoroughly

  3. elaborate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    labored, studied, high wrought, highly finished, elaborately prepared

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    develop, detailed, complex, prepare, developed, formulate, explain, complicated, developing, devise

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Translations for elaborate

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  • توArabic
  • доразвивам, сложен, подробен, изкусен, изпипвамBulgarian
  • rozvést, rozpracovat, propracovanýCzech
  • detaljeret, uddybeDanish
  • ausführlich, durchdacht, erarbeitenGerman
  • επεξεργάGreek
  • elaborarSpanish
  • detailne, rikkalik, välja töötama, viimistlema, üksikasjalikEstonian
  • بادقت شرح دادنPersian
  • kehitellä, perusteellinen, [[selittää]] [[tarkemmin]], huoliteltu, taidokas, täsmentää, yksityiskohtainen, [[käsitellä]] [[yksityiskohtaisemmin]], kehittääFinnish
  • élaborerFrench
  • yl-chastManx
  • विस्तृतHindi
  • mélyreható, alaposan kidolgozott, kifejt, bonyolultHungarian
  • մանրամասնելArmenian
  • rumitIndonesian
  • ítarlegurIcelandic
  • dettagliare, dettagliato, approfondire, elaborato, intricato, elaborareItalian
  • לְפַרֵטHebrew
  • 精巧なJapanese
  • 정교한Korean
  • amplificant,Latin
  • gedetailleerd, diepgaand, intrigerend, uitwerkenDutch
  • utdypeNorwegian
  • drobiazgowy, rozwinąć, opracowaćPolish
  • argumentar, elaborarPortuguese
  • elaboratRomanian
  • скрупулёзный, продуманный, замысловатый, искусный, уточнять, развивать, доскональный, [[тщательно]] [[сделанный]], подробный, разрабатывать, [[вдаваться]] [[в]] [[подробность, конкретизироватьRussian
  • elaborera, detaljerad, utvecklaSwedish
  • விரிவாகTamil
  • విTelugu
  • ทำอย่างละเอียดThai
  • ayrıntılı, teferruatlı, mufassal, tafsilatlı, detaylıTurkish
  • وسیعUrdu
  • kỹ lưỡngVietnamese
  • פּראָטיםYiddish
  • 阐述Chinese

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