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 elaborates
The thing he has to build is a monument of pure visual art; that is what he plans, designs, elaborates, and finally executes.Since Czanne|Clive Bell
The behaviour in hot water confirms and elaborates the classification.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
It is the irresistible power which elaborates everything, and the waters contain more organized beings than the land.
Let us see how Lyell elaborates these ideas, particularly with reference to the rotation of species.A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
Ewald elaborates out of his own consciousness an extraordinary romance about Zimri and the queen-mother.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar