- to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion: to expatiate upon a theme.
- Archaic. to move or wander about intellectually, imaginatively, etc., without restraint.
Origin of expatiate
Examples from the Web for expatiating
Historical Examples of expatiating
Jimmy had forgotten all about Yimville, now that he was expatiating on a pet hobby of his.Mixed Faces
She was never tired of expatiating on its lovable qualities.Lords of the Housetops
"They were all so lovely I dared not choose," Mums was expatiating.Vision House
C. N. Williamson
We shall never make him admire it by expatiating on its beauties.In the School-Room
John S. Hart
Sir Richard was expatiating on Ashe's folly in marrying such a wife.The Marriage of William Ashe
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- (foll by on or upon) to enlarge (on a theme, topic, etc) at length or in detail; elaborate (on)
- rare to wander about