Expatiate meaning

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Expatiate is defined as to give extensive details when speaking or writing.

An example of expatiate is someone taking twenty minutes to tell you what they had for lunch.

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To speak or write at length.

Expatiated on the subject until everyone was bored.

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To wander freely.
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(archaic) To roam or wander freely.
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To speak or write in great detail; elaborate or enlarge (on or upon)
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(now rare) To range at large, or without restraint.
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To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion, to descant.
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Origin of expatiate

  • Latin expatiārī expatiāt- ex- ex- spatiārī to spread (from spatium space)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the participle stem of Latin expatiari, from ex- + spatiari (“walk about”).

    From Wiktionary