Definition of expatiate in English:
verb[no object] (expatiate on)
- He goes on to expatiate on Queen Victoria's instructions to the governor-general and suggests that they are somehow relevant to the present debate.
- I now expect to be booked on cable TV to expatiate on my brilliant findings without interruption.
- The commentator adopts this persona to expatiate on a variety of topics.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'roam freely'): from Latin exspatiari 'move beyond one's usual bounds', from ex- 'out, from' + spatiari 'to walk' (from spatium 'space').
- Example sentences
- He then blocked his e-mail to me, and I haven't had the chance to experience his brusque wit or elegant expatiations since then.
- This game is also sure to provide us with an expatiation of the best of Erris football and talent.
- The expatiation will improve circulation and connections among the existing buildings and add a new building to house at least part of the permanent collection.
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