elaborate vs expatiate what difference

what is difference between elaborate and expatiate

English

Etymology

1575, from Late Latin ēlabōrātus (worked out), past participle of ēlabōrō (to work out), from ē- (out, forth, fully) + labor (work, toil, exertion). More at e-, labour.

Pronunciation

  • Adjective: ĭlă’bərət, IPA(key): /ɪˈlæbəɹət/
  • Verb: ĭlă’bərāt, IPA(key): /ɪˈlæbəɹeɪt/

Adjective

elaborate (comparative more elaborate, superlative most elaborate)

  1. Complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
  2. Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
    • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.

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Verb

elaborate (third-person singular simple present elaborates, present participle elaborating, simple past and past participle elaborated)

  1. (transitive) to develop in detail or complexity
    • 1871, “Bismarck”, All the Year Round (volume 5, page 129)
      [] by the time of the subsequent coronation, when the Prussian king put the crown on his own head in child-like belief of the obsolete doctrine called divine right, the untiring statesman had elaborated his scheme of reform.
  2. (intransitive) (sometimes followed by on or upon, and then the object of the preposition) to expand/enlarge in detail
    What do you mean you didn’t come home last night? Would you care to elaborate?
    Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?

Translations


Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /elaboˈrate/

Verb

elaborate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of elaborar

Italian

Adjective

elaborate

  1. feminine plural of elaborato

Verb

elaborate

  1. inflection of elaborare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of the past participle of elaborare

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eː.la.boːˈraː.te/, [eːɫ̪äboːˈɾäːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /e.la.boˈra.te/, [ɛlɑbɔˈrɑːt̪ɛ]

Verb

ēlabōrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlabōrō


English

Etymology

From the participle stem of Latin expatior, from ex- + spatior (walk about).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspeɪʃɪeɪt/, /ɛkˈspeɪʃɪeɪt/

Verb

expatiate (third-person singular simple present expatiates, present participle expatiating, simple past and past participle expatiated)

  1. To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion.
    Synonyms: descant, dilate, enlarge, expound
  2. (rare) To range at large, or without restraint.
  3. (obsolete) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.

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