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elaborate

Synonyms of elaborate in English:

adjective

  • 1 an elaborate political system
    painstaking, careful;
    inextricable, entangled, impenetrable, Byzantine, Daedalian, Gordian
    [Antonyms] simple
  • 2 an elaborate plasterwork ceiling
    [Antonyms] plain
  • verb

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  • both sides refused to elaborate on their reasons
    expand on, enlarge on, add to, flesh out, add flesh to, put flesh on the bones of, add detail to, expatiate on;
    supplement, reinforce, augment, extend, broaden, develop, fill out, embellish, enhance, amplify, refine, improve
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