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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

How to pronounce elaborate?

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How to use elaborate in a sentence?

  1. Otero County:

    We’ve got people up there( at Sunspot) that requested us to standby while they evacuate it. Nobody would really elaborate on any of the circumstances as to why. The FBI were up there. What their purpose was nobody will say. but for The FBI to get involved that quick and be so secretive about The FBI, there was a lot of stuff going on up there.

  2. Officer Gene Palmer:

    Matt provided me with (an) elaborate painting and information on the illegal acts that inmates were committing within the facility, in turn, I provided him with benefits such as paint, paintbrushes, movement of inmates, hamburger meat, altering the electrical boxes in the catwalk areas.

  3. Ana María Gazmuri:

    We nearly have 7,000 plants we're growing of different kinds and they're going to be used as the raw material to elaborate medications for three important clinical studies. One will be conducted by the National Cancer Institute for cancer patients; the second one is for patients suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy and will be conducted by the San Borja Arriarán Hospital. The third clinical study is for patients suffering from non-cancer related, chronic pain and conducted by the Las Higueras Hospital in Talcahuano.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    People aren't predestined with a purpose. Like an elaborate lie, we make it up as we go along

  5. William Haseltine:

    Long Island does not have as elaborate a health care system as New York City... and New York City has us very concerned.


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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