a.1.Wrought with labor; finished with great care; studied; executed with exactness or painstaking; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance; elaborate research.
Drawn to the life in each elaborate page.
- Waller.
v. t.1.To produce with labor
[imp. & p. p. Elaborated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Elaborating .]
They in full joy elaborate a sigh,
- Young.
2.To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work.
Verb1.elaborate - 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.elaborate - produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
3.elaborate - make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
4.elaborate - work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
Synonyms: work out
Adj.1.elaborate - marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
Synonyms: luxuriant
2.elaborate - 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"
Synonyms: detailed, elaborated
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