verb (used with object), di·lat·ed, di·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), di·lat·ed, di·lat·ing.
Origin of dilate
Can be confuseddilate dilute
Examples from the Web for dilate
The imagination perhaps cannot reach beyond the cruel facts on which I have been obliged to dilate.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men|Francois Arago
To contract or to dilate it would be to modify both the psychical evolution that fills it and the invention which is its goal.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
Little need to dilate on the situation as it appeared to Mrs Iver!Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
It is not my intention, Mr. Speaker, to dilate on the general nature and effects of this commercial restrictive system.
Upon the other points of his character it will be unnecessary to dilate.The King's Own|Captain Frederick Marryat