Asked me to elaborate on my proposal.
An elaborate scheme.
A carpet with an elaborate pattern.
Elaborated a theory of social organization.
An example of elaborate is a wedding with a horse drawn carriage, a chocolate fountain, perfectly matching linens and a carefully executed theme.
An example of elaborate is a chandelier with many branches, hanging crystals and other decorations.
An example of elaborate is to add more details to a story.
Origin of elaborate
- Latin ēlabōrātus past participle of ēlabōrāre to work out ē-, ex- intensive pref. ex– labōrāre to work (from labor work)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition