expatiate expatiate

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. I spent part of the day of the debate watching a parade of talking heads expatiate endlessly on how dire was the need for Obama to go macho.
  2. Each week his public-radio show This American Life chooses a subject and invites writers to expatiate personal stories on that theme.
  3. Earlier treatises on El Greco's paintings have tended to expatiate on the mystical side of his inspiration and the aberrant elements of his style.
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