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ex·pa·ti·ate

 (ĭk-spā′shē-āt′)
intr.v. ex·pa·ti·at·ed, ex·pa·ti·at·ing, ex·pa·ti·ates
1. To speak or write at length: expatiated on the subject until everyone was bored.
2. To wander freely.

[Latin expatiārī, expatiāt- : ex-, ex- + spatiārī, to spread (from spatium, space).]

ex·pa′ti·a′tion n.

expatiate

(ɪkˈspeɪʃɪˌeɪt)
vb (intr)
1. (foll by: on or upon) to enlarge (on a theme, topic, etc) at length or in detail; elaborate (on)
2. rare to wander about
[C16: from Latin exspatiārī to digress, from spatiārī to walk about]
exˌpatiˈation n
exˈpatiˌator n

ex•pa•ti•ate

(ɪkˈspeɪ ʃiˌeɪt)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to elaborate: to expatiate upon a theme.
2. to move without restraint.
[1530–40; < Latin expatiātus, past participle of ex(s)patiārī to move beyond one's normal course =ex- ex-1 + spatiārī to walk about]
ex•pa`ti•a′tion, n.

expatiate


Past participle: expatiated
Gerund: expatiating

Imperative
expatiate
expatiate
Present
I expatiate
you expatiate
he/she/it expatiates
we expatiate
you expatiate
they expatiate
Preterite
I expatiated
you expatiated
he/she/it expatiated
we expatiated
you expatiated
they expatiated
Present Continuous
I am expatiating
you are expatiating
he/she/it is expatiating
we are expatiating
you are expatiating
they are expatiating
Present Perfect
I have expatiated
you have expatiated
he/she/it has expatiated
we have expatiated
you have expatiated
they have expatiated
Past Continuous
I was expatiating
you were expatiating
he/she/it was expatiating
we were expatiating
you were expatiating
they were expatiating
Past Perfect
I had expatiated
you had expatiated
he/she/it had expatiated
we had expatiated
you had expatiated
they had expatiated
Future
I will expatiate
you will expatiate
he/she/it will expatiate
we will expatiate
you will expatiate
they will expatiate
Future Perfect
I will have expatiated
you will have expatiated
he/she/it will have expatiated
we will have expatiated
you will have expatiated
they will have expatiated
Future Continuous
I will be expatiating
you will be expatiating
he/she/it will be expatiating
we will be expatiating
you will be expatiating
they will be expatiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expatiating
you have been expatiating
he/she/it has been expatiating
we have been expatiating
you have been expatiating
they have been expatiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expatiating
you will have been expatiating
he/she/it will have been expatiating
we will have been expatiating
you will have been expatiating
they will have been expatiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expatiating
you had been expatiating
he/she/it had been expatiating
we had been expatiating
you had been expatiating
they had been expatiating
Conditional
I would expatiate
you would expatiate
he/she/it would expatiate
we would expatiate
you would expatiate
they would expatiate
Past Conditional
I would have expatiated
you would have expatiated
he/she/it would have expatiated
we would have expatiated
you would have expatiated
they would have expatiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expatiate - 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?"

expatiate

verb
To express at greater length or in greater detail:
Translations

expatiate

[eksˈpeɪʃɪeɪt] VI to expatiate on sthhablar extensamente sobre algo

expatiate

visich verbreiten (→ on über +acc)

expatiate

[ɪksˈpeɪʃɪˌeɪt] vi (frm) to expatiate on or upondilungarsi (su)
References in classic literature ?
The other treated him at once to an exciting beverage, and expatiated on the pleasure of meeting a compatriot in a foreign land; to hear him, you would have thought they had encountered in Central Africa.
The queen attributed this joyous feeling to the beauty of the fete, to the pleasure she had experienced in the ballet; and as it is not permissible to contradict a queen, whether she smile or weep, everybody expatiated on the gallantry of the aldermen of the city of Paris.
Now that this treasure, which had so long been the object of the abbe's meditations, could insure the future happiness of him whom Faria really loved as a son, it had doubled its value in his eyes, and every day he expatiated on the amount, explaining to Dantes all the good which, with thirteen or fourteen millions of francs, a man could do in these days to his friends; and then Dantes' countenance became gloomy, for the oath of vengeance he had taken recurred to his memory, and he reflected how much ill, in these times, a man with thirteen or fourteen millions could do to his enemies.
The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness of her character were warmly expatiated on; that sweetness which makes so essential a part of every woman's worth in the judgment of man, that though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent.
And so it came to pass, that the bird, while out one day, met a fellow bird, to whom he boastfully expatiated on the excellence of his household arrangements.
Allen, in a family of children; and when she expatiated on the talents of her sons, and the beauty of her daughters, when she related their different situations and views -- that John was at Oxford, Edward at Merchant Taylors', and William at sea -- and all of them more beloved and respected in their different station than any other three beings ever were, Mrs.
With an expressive, eloquent thumb Philip expatiated on the charming work.
That is why I found it all the more astonishing, when he expatiated upon it.
Things got steady again directly, and while Maud expatiated on the great surprise, Polly ventured to look at Tom, feeling glad that her back was toward the light, and his was not.
So, for the first three rounds, the doctor expatiated on the two contrasted "styles"--in terms mercifully adapted to the comprehension of persons unacquainted with the language of the running ring.
Then, the matrons again expatiated on the expediency of taking the good gentleman to bed; observing that he would be better tomorrow, and that they knew what was the wear and tear of some men's minds when their wives were taken as Mrs Kenwigs had been that day, and that it did him great credit, and there was nothing to be ashamed of in it; far from it; they liked to see it, they did, for it showed a good heart.
The tradesman had a disappointed face, but for a moment it brightened as he expatiated on the value of that ring and on the price his people had accepted for it.