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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 ?
For all this the elaborate scenery and costuming of the Court entertainments provided a very harmonious background.
His keys, and the elaborate locking-up of the place even while it was still under his eye, struck me as peculiar.
Having been published without his usual elaborate revision, Poe may have wished to hide his hasty work under an assumed name.
When the ceremony of plighting troth was over, the beadle spread before the lectern in the middle of the church a piece of pink silken stuff, the choir sang a complicated and elaborate psalm, in which the bass and tenor sang responses to one another, and the priest turning round pointed the bridal pair to the pink silk rug.
The columns and the entablature together are ninety feet high--a prodigious altitude for shafts of stone to reach, truly--and yet one only thinks of their beauty and symmetry when looking at them; the pillars look slender and delicate, the entablature, with its elaborate sculpture, looks like rich stucco-work.
I'm sure you look more charming in them than any one we shall see in the most elaborate dinner toilette.
Without entering into the details of the elaborate account I gave her, -- an account, I fear, not quite so consistent with truth as my Readers in Spaceland might desire, -- I must be content with saying that I succeeded at last in persuading her to return quietly to her household duties without eliciting from me any reference to the World of Three Dimensions.
From floor to ceiling the walls were covered with a strange and elaborate composition.
In his "Little Iliad" he undertook to elaborate the "Sack" as related by Arctinus.
We received the men and their wives, the men and their mothers, the men and their grandmothers--but, in place of their unmarried daughters, elaborate excuses, offered with a shameless politeness wonderful to see.
He sought to elaborate some new scheme of life that would have its reasoned philosophy and its ordered principles, and find in the spiritualizing of the senses its highest realization.
The old man had quite an elaborate theory concern- ing the matter.