Complete Definition of "elaborate"

English

Pronunciation
audio|En-us-elaborate.ogg|audio (US)
Adjective: Ä­lă'bərət, /ɪˈlæbərət/, /<tt>I"l{[email protected]@t</tt>/
Verb: Ä­lă'bərāt, /ɪˈlæbəreɪt/, /<tt>I"l{[email protected]</tt>/

Adjective
elaborate (compar more elaborate, superl most elaborate)

  1. Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated

#: After reading a long, elaborate description, I was impressed but no wiser.

  1. intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy

#: I stared for hours at the elaborate pattern in the rug.

Translations
trans-top|detailed
Icelandic: ítarlegur m, ítarleg f, ítarlegt n
trans-mid
trans-bottom
trans-top|flashy or fancy
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Finnish: yksityiskohtainen (1), huoliteltu (1), taidokas (2)
Italian: elaborato m, elaborata f
Portuguese: elaborado m, elaborada f

Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb|elaborat|ing

  1. (used with on when used with a subject) To give further detail or explanation (about).

#: What do you mean you didn't come home last night? Would you care to elaborate?
#: Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?

Translations
Finnish: käsitellä yksityiskohtainen|yksityiskohtaisemmin, kommentoida tarkka|tarkemmin
Portuguese: argumentar

Category:English heteronyms


Italian

Verb
elaborate

  1. form of|second-person|Second-person plural present tense|elaborare#Italian|elaborare|lang=Italian
  2. form of|Second-person plural imperative|elaborare#Italian|elaborare|lang=Italian
  3. form of|feminine|Feminine plural|elaborato

Category:Italian past participle forms
Category:Italian verb forms

ar:elaborate
io:elaborate
it:elaborate
ru:elaborate
fi:elaborate
ta:elaborate
te:elaborate
vi:elaborate
zh:elaborate

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