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Translation of elaborate in French:


British English: /ɪˈlab(ə)rət/
American English: /əˈlæb(ə)rət/
  • 1
    (system, network, apparatus, plan)
    (solution, compromise, attempt, meal, ritual, game)

transitive verb

British English: /ɪˈlabəreɪt/
American English: /əˈlæbəˌreɪt/

intransitive verb

British English: /ɪˈlabəreɪt/
American English: /əˈlæbəˌreɪt/

also: elaborated past participle adjective

  • (theory, hypothesis, idea, view, plan, proposal)

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