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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 for "elaborate":

    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. Diane Brown:

    It's not elaborate, but it's comfortable and fully staffed.

  2. The FBI:

    Justin Nojan Sullivan , 19 had elaborate plans to kill hundreds of innocent people to show Justin Nojan Sullivan , 19 support for the terrorist organization, ISIL.

  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. Bishop Nelson Perez:

    Please know that we stand ready to cooperate with law enforcement in this matter. I am deeply committed, as the shepherd of our diocese, to the safety and well-being of our children, today's indictment reflect the serious and elaborate nature of the acts allegedly taken by the defendant to traffic and exploit local area children.

  5. Lauren Lane:

    I knew she wouldn't want some elaborate crazy proposal, so, I decided to keep it pretty casual. I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she'd appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents' backyard.


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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