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Synonyms for expatiate
ɪkˈspeɪ ʃiˌeɪtex·pa·ti·ate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expatiate

    Amplify is now rarely used in the sense of increase, to add material substance, bulk, volume, or the like; it is now almost wholly applied to discourse or writing, signifying to make fuller in statement, whether with or without adding matter of importance, as by stating fully what was before only implied, or by adding illustrations to make the meaning more readily apprehended, etc. The chief difficulty of very young writers is to amplify, to get beyond the bare curt statement by developing, expanding, unfolding the thought. The chief difficulty of those who have more material and experience is to condense sufficiently. So, in the early days of our literature amplify was used in the favorable sense; but at present this word and most kindred words are coming to share the derogatory meaning that has long attached to expatiate. We may develop a thought, expand an illustration, extend a discussion, expatiate on a hobby, dilate on something joyous or sad, enlarge a volume, unfold a scheme, widen the range of treatment.

    Synonyms:
    amplify, augment, develop, dilate, enlarge, expand, extend, increase, unfold, widen

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, amputate, boil down, condense, curtail, cut down, epitomize, reduce, retrench, sum up, summarize

    Preposition:
    To amplify on or upon the subject is needless. Amplify this matter by illustrations.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expatiate

    Synonyms:
    amplify, enlarge, dilate

    Antonyms:
    contract, condense, epitomize, summarize

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateverb

    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, elaborate, magnify, plump, inflate, expand, fatten out, flesh out, complicate, plump out, boom, enlarge, flourish, distend, round

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expatiateverb

    Synonyms:
    rove at large, range at will, take a wide survey

  2. expatiateverb

    Synonyms:
    dilate, enlarge, descant, launch out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. expatiateverb

    Synonyms:
    descant

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