elaborate vs lucubrate what difference

what is difference between elaborate and lucubrate

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.

Translations

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

Borrowed from Latin lūcubrātus, perfect passive participle of lūcubrō (work by candlelight), from lūx (light).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluː.kjə.bɹeɪt/

Verb

lucubrate (third-person singular simple present lucubrates, present participle lucubrating, simple past and past participle lucubrated)

  1. (rare) To work diligently by artificial light; to study at night.
    • 1991 December, K. Boo, “The organization woman”, in The Washington Monthly, volume 23, issue 12, page 44:
      Instead, as Oklahoma’s tenure committee lucubrated over Hill’s future, []
  2. To work or write like a scholar.
    • 1846, Nathaniel Chipman, in Daniel Chipman, The Life of Hon. Nathaniel Chipman, LL.D., p. 261,
      [] I shall not hesitate to repeat some of my former thoughts, when lucubrating upon the same subject.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • lucubrated (obsolete)

Related terms

  • elucubrate
  • lucubration
  • lucubratist (obsolete)
  • lucubrator
  • lucubratory

Translations

Anagrams

  • tubercula

Latin

Verb

lūcubrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of lūcubrō

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