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e·lab·o·rate

 (ĭ-lăb′ər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details: an elaborate scheme.
2. Intricate and rich in detail: a carpet with an elaborate pattern.
v. (ĭ-lăb′ə-rāt′) e·lab·o·rat·ed, e·lab·o·rat·ing, e·lab·o·rates
v.tr.
1. To work out with care and detail; develop thoroughly: elaborated a theory of social organization.
2. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
v.intr.
To explain something at greater length or in greater detail: asked me to elaborate on my proposal.

[Latin ēlabōrātus, past participle of ēlabōrāre, to work out : ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + labōrāre, to work (from labor, work).]

e·lab′o·rate·ly adv.
e·lab′o·rate·ness n.
e·lab′o·ra′tion n.
e·lab′o·ra′tor n.

elaborate

adj
1. planned or executed with care and exactness; detailed
2. marked by complexity, ornateness, or detail
vb
3. (intr; usually foll by on or upon) to add information or detail (to an account); expand (upon)
4. (tr) to work out in detail; develop
5. (tr) to make more complicated or ornate
6. (tr) to produce by careful labour; create
7. (Physiology) (tr) physiol to change (food or simple substances) into more complex substances for use in the body
[C16: from Latin ēlabōrāre to take pains, from labōrāre to toil]
eˈlaborately adv
eˈlaborateness n
eˌlaboˈration n
elaborative adj
eˈlaboˌrator n

e•lab•o•rate

(adj. ɪˈlæb ər ɪt; v. -əˌreɪt)

adj., v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing. adj.
1. worked out in great detail; painstaking: elaborate preparations.
2. ornate, showy, or gaudy: an elaborate costume.
v.t.
3. to work out in minute detail.
4. to develop or expand.
5. to produce or develop by labor.
v.i.
6. to add details or information; expand (usu. fol. by on): to elaborate on an idea.
[1600–10; < Latin ēlabōrātus, past participle of ēlabōrāre to take pains, bestow effort on =ē- e- + labōrāre to work, derivative of labor labor]
e•lab′o•rate•ly, adv.
e•lab′o•rate•ness, n.
e•lab′o•ra`tive, adj.

elaborate


Past participle: elaborated
Gerund: elaborating

Imperative
elaborate
elaborate
Present
I elaborate
you elaborate
he/she/it elaborates
we elaborate
you elaborate
they elaborate
Preterite
I elaborated
you elaborated
he/she/it elaborated
we elaborated
you elaborated
they elaborated
Present Continuous
I am elaborating
you are elaborating
he/she/it is elaborating
we are elaborating
you are elaborating
they are elaborating
Present Perfect
I have elaborated
you have elaborated
he/she/it has elaborated
we have elaborated
you have elaborated
they have elaborated
Past Continuous
I was elaborating
you were elaborating
he/she/it was elaborating
we were elaborating
you were elaborating
they were elaborating
Past Perfect
I had elaborated
you had elaborated
he/she/it had elaborated
we had elaborated
you had elaborated
they had elaborated
Future
I will elaborate
you will elaborate
he/she/it will elaborate
we will elaborate
you will elaborate
they will elaborate
Future Perfect
I will have elaborated
you will have elaborated
he/she/it will have elaborated
we will have elaborated
you will have elaborated
they will have elaborated
Future Continuous
I will be elaborating
you will be elaborating
he/she/it will be elaborating
we will be elaborating
you will be elaborating
they will be elaborating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elaborating
you have been elaborating
he/she/it has been elaborating
we have been elaborating
you have been elaborating
they have been elaborating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elaborating
you will have been elaborating
he/she/it will have been elaborating
we will have been elaborating
you will have been elaborating
they will have been elaborating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elaborating
you had been elaborating
he/she/it had been elaborating
we had been elaborating
you had been elaborating
they had been elaborating
Conditional
I would elaborate
you would elaborate
he/she/it would elaborate
we would elaborate
you would elaborate
they would elaborate
Past Conditional
I would have elaborated
you would have elaborated
he/she/it would have elaborated
we would have elaborated
you would have elaborated
they would have elaborated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.elaborate - 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"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
detail - provide details for
exposit, set forth, expound - state; "set forth one's reasons"
illustrate, instance, exemplify - clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"
2.elaborate - produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
3.elaborate - make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
involve - make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was rather involved"
develop - elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme; "develop the melody and change the key"
sophisticate - make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"
4.elaborate - work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
work out, work up - come up with; "His colleagues worked out his interesting idea"; "We worked up an ad for our client"
make grow, develop - cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
Adj.1.elaborate - marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
2.elaborate - 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"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"

elaborate

verb
1. develop, improve, enhance, polish, complicate, decorate, refine, garnish, ornament, flesh out The plan was elaborated by five members of the council.
2. expand (upon), extend, enlarge (on), amplify, embellish, flesh out, add detail (to) A spokesman declined to elaborate on the statement.
expand (upon) simplify, summarize, streamline, condense, abbreviate, truncate, put in a nutshell, reduce to essentials

elaborate

adjective
1. Complexly detailed:
2. Difficult to understand because of intricacy:
verb
1. To express at greater length or in greater detail:
2. To disclose bit by bit:
Idioms: fill in the details, go into detail.
Translations
مُتْقَن، مُحْكَممُفَصَّليَبْحَث بالتَّفْصيليَتَوَسَّع في، يُفَصِّل
detaljeretgå i detaljerindvikletminutiøsudbygge
alaposan kidolgozgondosan kidolgozottrészletez
ítarlegurmjög flókin, mikiî af smáatriîumræîa í smáatriîum
aptarinėtigerai apgalvotasgvildentinuodugniainuodugniai aprašyti
komplicētspārdomātpārspriestrūpīgi izstrādātrūpīgi izstrādāts/izplānots
podrobne rozpracovaťstarostlivo premyslený
ayrıntılarına girmekayrıntılarıyla ele almakayrıntılarıyla hazırlamakince ince işlenmişözenle planlanmış

elaborate

[ɪˈlæbərɪt]
A. ADJ [design, hairstyle, costume, ceremony] → muy elaborado; [plan] → detallado, muy elaborado; [architecture] → con mucha ornamentación; [furniture] → con muchos adornos, muy recargado; [equipment, network, preparations] → complicado; [meal] → muy complicado de hacer; [excuse] → rebuscado
an elaborate hoaxun elaborado engaño
B. [ɪˈlæbəreɪt] VT
1. (= develop) [+ plan, theory] → elaborar, desarrollar
2. (= explain) [+ idea, point] → explicar en detalle, desarrollar
C. [ɪˈlæbəreɪt] VI he refused to elaboratese negó a dar más detalles
would you care to elaborate?¿le importaría explicarlo de forma más detallada?
he elaborated on itlo explicó con más detalles

elaborate

[ɪˈlæbərət]
adj
(= complicated) [system, procedure] → compliqué(e)
(= highly organized) [scheme] → élaboré(e)
(= lavish) [ceremony, dinner] → élaboré(e); [costume, jewellery] → recherché(e)
[ɪˈlæbəreɪt] vb
vt (= work out) [+ policy, plan] → élaborer
vi (= give more details) → donner des détails
to elaborate on sth → entrer dans les détails de qch

elaborate

adj
(= complex, over-complex) machine, equipment, procedure, ritual, system, networkkompliziert; (= sophisticated)ausgeklügelt; schemegroß angelegt; precautions, efforts, plansumfangreich; (= sophisticated) preparationsausführlich; cooking, ceremony, designaufwendig, aufwändig; an elaborate mealein großes Menü; an elaborate hoax/plotein ausgeklügelter Schwindel/Plan
(= lavish, ornate) costume, design, furniture, stylekunstvoll
vt
(= expand in words) statement, remarkweiter ausführen; to elaborate something furtherauf etw accnäher eingehen
(= develop) system, plan, theoryausarbeiten; (= refine)verfeinern, ausfeilen
vi would you care to or could you elaborate on that?könnten Sie darauf näher eingehen?; there’s no need to elaborateSie brauchen nichts weiter zu sagen; it isn’t a statement I want to elaborate onzu dieser Feststellung möchte ich mich nicht weiter äußern

elaborate

[adj ɪˈlæbrɪt; vb ɪˈlæbəˌreɪt]
1. adj (gen) → elaborato/a; (design, pattern) → complicato/a; (plan) → minuzioso/a, particolareggiato/a; (hairstyle) → elaborato/a; (style of writing) → elaborato/a, ricercato/a; (meal) → raffinato/a
2. vt (work out) → elaborare; (describe) → illustrare
3. vientrare in dettagli
to elaborate on sth → approfondire qc

elaborate

(iˈlӕbəreit) verb
1. to work out or describe (a plan etc) in detail. He elaborated his theory.
2. (especially with on) to discuss details. She elaborated on the next day's menu.
(-rət) adjective
1. very detailed or complicated. an elaborate design.
2. carefully planned. elaborate plans for escape.
eˈlaborately adverb
eˌlaboˈration noun

elaborate

a. elaborado-a, complejo-a, detallado-a;
v. elaborar, explicar en detalle;
a. relacionado con un método complejo de hacer algo;
an elaborate operationuna operación compleja, elaborada.
References in classic literature ?
There was no display of gifts, for they were already in the little house, nor was there an elaborate breakfast, but a plentiful lunch of cake and fruit, dressed with flowers.
The old man had quite an elaborate theory concern- ing the matter.
Alcee Arobin wrote Edna an elaborate note of apology, palpitant with sincerity.
If any volume could have manifested its essential wisdom in the mode suggested, it would certainly have been the one now in Hepzibah's hand; and the kitchen, in such an event, would forthwith have streamed with the fragrance of venison, turkeys, capons, larded partridges, puddings, cakes, and Christmas pies, in all manner of elaborate mixture and concoction.
On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A.
On this hint, attempts have been made to construct elaborate migratory charts of the sperm whale.
And Lacepede, the French naturalist, in his elaborate history of whales, in the very beginning of his work (page 3), sets down the Right Whale at one hundred metres, three hundred and twenty-eight feet.
Then Tamoszius Kuszleika, after replenishing himself with a pot of beer, returns to his platform, and, standing up, reviews the scene; he taps authoritatively upon the side of his violin, then tucks it carefully under his chin, then waves his bow in an elaborate flourish, and finally smites the sounding strings and closes his eyes, and floats away in spirit upon the wings of a dreamy waltz.
The most tasteful front-yard fence was never an agreeable object of study to me; the most elaborate ornaments, acorn tops, or what not, soon wearied and disgusted me.
I had asked him to try to not forget that he was a farmer; but I had also considered it prudent to ask him to let the thing stand at that, and not elaborate it any.
This was not a discourtesy; it was only a part of the elaborate and rigid corps etiquette.
We would do up the paper again, just as it was, and slip in, very elaborate and soft, and lay it on the bunk again, and let on WE didn't know about any trick, and hadn't any idea he was a-laughing at us behind them bogus snores of his'n; and we would stick by him, and the first night we was ashore we would get him drunk and search him, and get the di'monds; and DO for him, too, if it warn't too risky.