1. (used with on when used with an object) To give further detail or explanation (about).
    What do you mean you didn't come home last night? Would you care to elaborate?
    Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?


  1. Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated
    After reading a long, elaborate description, I was impressed but no wiser.
  2. intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy
    I stared for hours at the elaborate pattern in the rug.

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