dilate on/upon

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dilate on/upon

formal
:to talk about (a subject) for a long time
  • We spent a long evening listening to him dilate on the need for tax relief.

Word by Word Definitions

dilate play
  1. : to describe or set forth at length or in detail

  2. : to enlarge or expand in bulk or extent : distend, widen

  3. : to comment at length : discourse

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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