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Pronunciation

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  • Adjective: ĭlă'bərət, /ɪˈlæbərət/, /I"l{b@r@t/
  • Verb: ĭlă'bərāt, /ɪˈlæbəreɪt/, /I"l{b@reIt/

Adjective

elaborate (comparative more elaborate, superlative most elaborate)

  1. Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated
    After reading a long, elaborate description, I was impressed but no wiser.
  2. intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy
    I stared for hours at the elaborate pattern in the rug.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to elaborate

Third person singular
elaborat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to elaborate (third-person singular simple present elaborat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) (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


Italian

Verb

elaborate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of elaborare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of elaborare.
  3. Feminine plural of elaborato.

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