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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)