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Synonyms of elaborate in English:


  • 1 an elaborate plan
    detailed, painstaking, careful;
    Rube Goldberg
    [Antonyms] simple, plain
  • 2 an elaborate plasterwork ceiling
    ornate, decorated, embellished, adorned, ornamented, fancy, fussy, busy, ostentatious, extravagant, showy, baroque, rococo, florid
    informal fancy-schmancy
    [Antonyms] simple, plain
  • verb

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  • 1 both sides refused to elaborate on their reasons
    expand on, enlarge on, add to, flesh out, put flesh on the bones of, add detail to, expatiate on;
    develop, fill out, embellish, embroider, enhance, amplify
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