Where so many paintings seem like elaborate intellectual games or puzzles that dare you to unlock them, his work was direct.
Can you elaborate on the vow of poverty, one that all Jesuits take?
He declined to discuss why the RDIF chose his firm or to elaborate on the specific media services provided to the fund.
Non-profits and labor unions engage in elaborate games to push as far as possible without actually breaking the law.
There was a part of the story where he was showing off his giant, elaborate home movie theater.
For his illustrations Klinger usually makes an elaborate series of pen drawings, and then etches from these.
The most elaborate discussion only consists in revolving on one's own axis.
With elaborate circumlocution they expressed regrets, and 'tendered kindest remembrance and best wishes.'
It is an elaborate text-book of correct conduct in all affairs of life.
The most elaborate story of Creation is found in the Laws of Manu, the eponymous ancestor of mankind and the first lawgiver.
1590s, "produced by labor," from Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare "to exert oneself" (see elaboration). Meaning "very detailed" is from 1620s.
c.1600, "to build up from simple elements," from Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare (see elaboration). Meaning "to work out in detail" is attested from 1610s. Related: Elaborated; elaborating.