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Definitions of elaborate:
  • verb:   work out in detail
    Example: "Elaborate a plan"
  • verb:   add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    Example: "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
  • verb:   produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    Example: "The bee elaborates honey"
  • verb:   make more complex, intricate, or richer
  • adjective:   marked by complexity and richness of detail
    Example: "An elaborate lace pattern"
  • adjective:   developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    Example: "The elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion- John Buchan"

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