Definition of elaborate


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • elaborate is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 11 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • elaborate is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 13 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of elaborate

  • make more complex, intricate, or richer (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. complicate
    2. rarify
    3. refine

  • add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing (verb)

    Examples

    1. She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

    Synonyms

    1. dilate
    2. enlarge
    3. expand
    4. expatiate
    5. exposit
    6. expound
    7. flesh out
    8. lucubrate

  • marked by complexity and richness of detail (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an elaborate lace pattern

    Synonyms

    1. luxuriant

  • work out in detail (verb)

    Examples

    1. elaborate a plan

    Synonyms

    1. work out

  • developed or executed with care and in minute detail (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion
    2. the carefully elaborated theme

    Synonyms

    1. detailed
    2. elaborated

  • produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product (verb)

    Examples

    1. The bee elaborates honey

See definition of elaborate in Merriam Webster