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elaborate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/iˈlab(ə)rit/,
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Involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planning,
  1. Involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planning
    • - elaborate security precautions
    • - elaborate wrought-iron gates
  2. (of an action) Lengthy and exaggerated
    • - he made an elaborate pretense of yawning
Verb
  1. Develop or present (a theory, policy, or system) in detail
    • - the key idea of the book is expressed in the title and elaborated in the text
  2. Add more detail concerning what has already been said
    • - he would not elaborate on his news
  3. (of a natural agency) Produce (a substance) from its elements or simpler constituents


  1. 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"
  2. marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
  3. detailed: developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme"
  4. produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
  5. complicate: make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
  6. work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
  7. (elaborately) with elaboration; "it was elaborately spelled out"
  8. (used with on when used with an object) To give further detail or explanation (about); Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated; intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy
  9. 1.(adj.) Requiring extremely careful attention to a number of details. 2. (adj.) intricate or complicated as the product of careful effort. 3. (verb) to explain or state something in greater detail. From the Latin laborare, to work.
  10. To give in more detail, provide more information on.
  11. Explain in detail. E.g. "Elaborate on the reasons for the U.S. not agreeing to a permanent U.N. International Tribunal on War Crimes."  So, you would list and then explain.
  12. Explain or describe something in a more detailed way.
  13. (adj.): expressed in great detail
  14. lengthy and exaggerated (page 196)
  15. In this step of the model, the student is now able to easily learn more, related facts or words or situations. This is a vital part of vocabulary learning as you elaborate from a simple definition to related words and meanings. ...