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  • v  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
  • v  produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    The bee elaborates honey
  • v  make more complex, intricate, or richer
  • v  work out in detail
    elaborate a plan
  • s  marked by complexity and richness of detail
    an elaborate lace pattern
  • s  developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan
    the carefully elaborated theme

  • The Kissels are rich, or used to be, so it's tempting to savor the elaborate murders and betrayals the family has endured as a long lost episode of Knots Landing.
  • Build an elaborate enough course and you'll feel like a little kid playing in the snow again, zooming downhill, popping up in the air, wiping out on a ramp jump a la Evel Knievel.
  • Critics say Landmark is an elaborate marketing game that relies heavily on volunteers.
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  • Jessica Lynch in International Herald Tribune
    The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining their own ideals of heroes and they don't need to be told elaborate lies,Lynch said.
  • LaDainian Tomlinson in International Herald Tribune
    It's definitely torn,Tomlinson said after sitting out Wednesday's practice. "I can't really elaborate on it because I don't want to give too much information away."
  • David Gallop in CNN
    They had a long-term system of effectively two sets of books and the elaborate lengths they have gone through to cover this up has been extraordinary,said Gallop on the official NRL Web site. "It was through this system that they were able...

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