V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (adj.) having many details or elements; (v.) to explain in detail
Synonyms: (adj.) complicated, detailed, complex, intricate, thorough, (v.) explain, describe, expand, amplify, embellish
Antonyms: simplify, simple, plain
Tips: When elaborate is a verb, the second "a" is long in the pronunciation. When it is an adjective, the second "a" is short.
I don't really understand the details of your plan, so I would appreciate it if you could elaborate. (expand, explain) verb
The wedding gown was most beautiful because of its elaborate details. (ornate, detailed) adjective
Don't invest money in this business scheme until your potential partner agrees to elaborate on its details. (describe, expand) verb
John planned on cooking an elaborate, six-course dinner for Sara. (intricate, complicated) adjective
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