verb (used with object), e·lab·o·rat·ed, e·lab·o·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), e·lab·o·rat·ed, e·lab·o·rat·ing.
Origin of elaborate
Examples from the Web for elaborated
Contemporary Examples of elaborated
One of the study's authors, Guohua Li, elaborated on the point in a February story in the Denver Post.The Truth About Driving While Stoned
June 12, 2014
He elaborated on the wellsprings of the tradition in an interview with me in 1989 for a Times-Picayune article.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride
May 16, 2014
He elaborated on of the alternative plotlines that he and his team considered—and explained why they would never have worked.‘Homeland’ Creator: Why Brody Had to Die for the Show to Live, and What’s Next in Season 4
December 16, 2013
Later, in the question and answer session with reporters, he elaborated on the failures of the federal exchanges.It Wasn’t Broke, But Obama Fixed It Anyway
November 14, 2013
“In the place of guns and masks, this cybercrime organization used laptops and the Internet,” Lynch elaborated.The ATM Heist: How Did the ‘Casher’ Crew Do It?
May 11, 2013
Historical Examples of elaborated
Again, "Disturbing the Congregation" is an etching subject, elaborated.The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. II. (of II)
In these two volumes this natural basis is set forth, and its corollaries are elaborated.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV
Methods of preparing food had already been elaborated, and the art of brewing sak was known.Japan
That is why ideas which have been elaborated on the model of social things can aid us in thinking of another department of nature.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
There are a few which he elaborated with care, but they are the exceptions, and emphasize the general spontaneity of his work.Memories of a Musical Life
Word Origin for elaborate
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.