Synonyms of elaborate in English:



  • 1 an elaborate plan
    complicated, complex, intricate, involved; detailed, painstaking, careful; tortuous, convoluted, serpentine, Byzantine; 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
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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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